PORTLAND, Ore. - A 6-year-old Iraqi boy who lost part of his leg to a U.S. missile arrived in Portland on Tuesday so doctors can fit him with a prosthetic leg and perform surgery to fix his colon. The boy, named Mustaffa, was injured when he was just 2 years old and doctors are hoping to give him a better life.
It took 10 months to get the young boy here. Local organizers worked with a group called No More Victims to arrange treatment for him free of charge. Shriner's Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House are all helping as well.
Mustaffa's first doctor appointment will be on Thursday.