Rusul Jalal

Rusul Jalal, Salee Allawi’s sister, was injured in the same US air strike that took both of Salee’s legs. The girls’ brother Akram and several other children were playing outside when the missiles struck. Akram was killed, as was Salee’s best friend, Tabruk. Salee lost both of her legs and one of Rusul’s legs was mangled so badly her foot and ankle had to be amputated.

Rusul received expert treatment at Shriner’s Hospital, Greenville. Her foot was amputated above the ankle and prosthetist Ed Skewes fitted her with a prosthetic replacement. NMV groups in Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina worked together to make her treatment possible. Ann Miller and Selena Frank spearheaded local arrangements in Greenville.

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