After being paralyzed in an airstrike, teen finally gets surgery
Oct 31, 2018
Najib Ali was only nine years old when he was paralyzed after an airstrike in his neighborhood, and now he will get a procedure that can change his life. Najib was even declared dead after his back was pierced in the attack, but in a miraculous turn of events, his mother felt a light heartbeat as she was saying goodbye. His family fled to Turkey, and later Greece looking for a chance at spinal reconstructive surgery, which will now take place in the UK thanks to crowdfunding and his doctors. Although the surgeons are not aiming to restore his ability to walk, this procedure can improve the quality of life.