Afghan girl awaits surgery

An Afghan teenager brought to the United States for complex oral surgery is finally looking forward to her operation after several false starts. Full Story
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Lets be Real

Seymour, CT

#1 Feb 8, 2009
As sad as her condotion may be, I think this organization and those associated woth this procedure should be immediately deported to another country. It is a shame how these so called American citizens will rush to make a name in their social circles. There are plenty of U.S. citizens that can use this kind of surgery but can not receive it. There are many more U.S. citizens that go daily without proper medical care, yet we waste our money on the citizens of the countries that are at the very heart of trying to kill us via terrorism.

These so called good samatitans should be told to take care of our own first and then take care of others if there is anything left over. The real shame, they will be the first to complain about a terrorist attack on this country and how our government is failing us. Go rot you anti-Americans!!!!!!
Ramafuchs

Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

#2 Feb 8, 2009
You are wrong,
i beg you to go to Washington D C and make a one person nonviolent protest so that some bloggers will popularise your views.

I am not an American nor i wish to join with thouse Anti-Americans
CharityBeginsAtH ome

Watertown, CT

#3 Feb 8, 2009
I agree 100% with Lets be Real.
Cathy

Keyport, NJ

#4 Feb 8, 2009
Yeah, Let's Be Real, we should deport Americans for helping disabled children in need. Great idea! That'll show 'em who is boss!
Wee Man

West Babylon, NY

#5 Feb 8, 2009
Notwithstanding a few Neanderthal comments, this is a very touching article. The girl came from an orphanage and when financing fell through for her operation a Medical Foundation stepped up to pay the bill. Good for the Shapiro's and Healing the Children.
ABCD Ghetto

AOL

#6 Feb 9, 2009
Ramafuchs wrote:
You are wrong,
i beg you to go to Washington D C and make a one person nonviolent protest so that some bloggers will popularise your views.
I am not an American nor i wish to join with thouse Anti-Americans
You're an anti-semite.
mike

South Windsor, CT

#8 Feb 9, 2009
It is a wonderfull thing that this is done I would like to see all countries with the capacity to to something do it ...it is the first step toward winning hearts and minds and if that doesn't work we could burn their houses down.
Love it

Plymouth, MN

#9 Feb 9, 2009
Lets worry about people who need healthcare in this country and stop giving handout's to other country's...!
trumbullite

Trumbull, CT

#10 Feb 9, 2009
Not only free medical, but Nice that this kid gets free education to St. Joe's!!!

She can't open her mouth to eat a cheeseburger?! Big deal!!!!
GET FKD

AOL

#11 Feb 9, 2009
And Melissa Shapiro has been nothing if not the fighter mom on her guest's behalf.

She asked St. Joseph High School if Wahida could attend classes there, noting that the teenager "needed to be around kids her own age," recalled Vice Principal Laurene Collins. St. Joseph agreed.

Why didn't you find her a nice JEWISH school to attend?

Since: Nov 08

Newington, CT

#12 Feb 9, 2009
Wow! Well I agree we do have our own children to take care of, but I still think its great they are willing to take care of her as well. It takes a unique family to take in a person into their home, especially one that doesn't speak engish. She must be terrified, I know I would be. She has a great opportunity here and hopefully, when she goes back to Afghanistan, she will bring back with her a light about America and spread to the others around her.
Fred

Sandy Hook, CT

#14 Feb 9, 2009
JESUS healed all who came to HIM. We are all GODS children and deserve the same compassion.
Get a life

Seymour, CT

#15 Feb 9, 2009
I am so happy to see the parents who spend an average of $14,000 per year for their child to attend St Joes are willing to take their hard earned money to pay for some non citizen to attend because she needs to be around children her own age. I guess Trumbull High School doen't allow her age group to be educated.

Hey all you fools, there are U.S. Citizens that have no health care and are in desperate need of medical care but have to go without. Thousands of children die each year in our country because they could not afford to get treatment. What about them??? Are our citizens not good enough??? If the Shapiros are this wealthy, then they should be loyal Americans and put our citizens first. If they are so concerned about other countries, I say good riddance and go live overseas. I bet you could not make it too long!!!
Beth

United States

#16 Feb 9, 2009
omg what is this world coming too
Love it

Plymouth, MN

#17 Feb 9, 2009
Get a life wrote:
I am so happy to see the parents who spend an average of $14,000 per year for their child to attend St Joes are willing to take their hard earned money to pay for some non citizen to attend because she needs to be around children her own age. I guess Trumbull High School doen't allow her age group to be educated.
Hey all you fools, there are U.S. Citizens that have no health care and are in desperate need of medical care but have to go without. Thousands of children die each year in our country because they could not afford to get treatment. What about them??? Are our citizens not good enough??? If the Shapiros are this wealthy, then they should be loyal Americans and put our citizens first. If they are so concerned about other countries, I say good riddance and go live overseas. I bet you could not make it too long!!!
I could not agree with you MORE
America First

AOL

#18 Feb 9, 2009
Get a life wrote:
I am so happy to see the parents who spend an average of $14,000 per year for their child to attend St Joes are willing to take their hard earned money to pay for some non citizen to attend because she needs to be around children her own age. I guess Trumbull High School doen't allow her age group to be educated.
Hey all you fools, there are U.S. Citizens that have no health care and are in desperate need of medical care but have to go without. Thousands of children die each year in our country because they could not afford to get treatment. What about them??? Are our citizens not good enough??? If the Shapiros are this wealthy, then they should be loyal Americans and put our citizens first. If they are so concerned about other countries, I say good riddance and go live overseas. I bet you could not make it too long!!!
Very well said..I agree also..lets help our own children in this country first!!
mike

South Windsor, CT

#19 Feb 9, 2009
Beth wrote:
omg what is this world coming too

AN END !!!
ABCD Ghetto

AOL

#20 Feb 9, 2009
Hey Shapiro family?

Why not send her to EZRA Academy?

You're trying to make yourselves look good- but why not send her to a JEWISH SCHOOL?

I think all the congregations in the area are going to be pretty cheezed off to find out their donations are going toward her tuition.

It's bad enough the yard apes spawn get tuition assistance when the congregation's families don't qualify for assistance but are there every week making donations.

NICE TRY~ YAHUDS
Melissa Shapiro

Brooklyn, CT

#21 Feb 14, 2009
Hi..I think this is a beatiful collabortive effort to help an orphan girl from a 3rd world war stricken country. She is happy to have this surgery and so greatful to be able to have it here in America. I dont understand how anyone could think helping a child is wrong,..no child should suffer in pain everyday. As far as St. Joes ...Wahida AUDITS classes there, she recieves no special services..Its just a great opportunity for her to be amoung her peers while waiting for her surgery. I can understand why anyone can turn a positive situation into negative.
Melissa Shapiro

Brooklyn, CT

#22 Feb 14, 2009
capricious wrote:
Wow! Well I agree we do have our own children to take care of, but I still think its great they are willing to take care of her as well. It takes a unique family to take in a person into their home, especially one that doesn't speak engish. She must be terrified, I know I would be. She has a great opportunity here and hopefully, when she goes back to Afghanistan, she will bring back with her a light about America and spread to the others around her.
This is so true...Thank You

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