A Syrian toddler has a new chance at life after receiving treatment for a heart condition she was born with.
Aye El Yusuf, 2, was brought for surgery to Turkey from a camp for displaced persons in Syria.
She was treated at the Cukurova University Hospital in the southeastern province of Adana.
“The hole in her heart was slightly larger than normal, exerting a high pressure on the vein leading to the lung,” Dr. Ugur Gocen at the facility told Anadolu Agency.
The problem was diagnosed and a successful surgery was performed, he said.
Her mother, Sevre Resle Muhammed Um Rahaf thanked the Turkish Red Crescent and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for their support, saying she is happy to see her daughter healthy.
The father, Muhammed Halil El Yusuf wished quick recovery for other patients.
“May her family smile, may all the children smile,” said Ramazan Saygili, the head of Turkish Red Crescent’s Adana branch.
Source: Anadolu Agency.