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Little Girl Far From Home Gets Life-Saving Treatment in Louisville

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Leyan was born with Aspert syndrome, a rare genetic defect in which the skull and facial bones are under developed. A Louisville doctor was providing free neurological care to kids in Palestine. That's when he met Leyan at a clinic.

Leyan needed surgery when she was one year old, but the medical attention she needed wasn't available in the West Bank. The lack of treatment put immense pressure on her brain, causing developmental delays and pain. If Leyan didn't get help soon, the condition would eventually kill her.

"Leyan was in a tough spot," Dr. Mutchnick said. "Her brain was growing but her skull wasn't."

With the support of Healing the Children Kentucky and Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Leyan is now getting the treatment she needs to alleviate her desperate condition.

Learn more about Leyan's case from Louisville's Wave 3 News.

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