After getting hit near the spine by a stray bullet outside of her home in Bebnine, Akkar – North Lebanon last week, 8-year-old Suhaila Kassar will soon receive treatment to ensure that she can walk again.
A private plane with a specialized medical team arrived on Wednesday to transfer her to Jordan for treatment under the directives of King Abdullah II.
She was transferred in an ambulance from Nini Hospital in Tripoli to the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport to board the flight.
This was all made possible with the help and intervention of the former Lebanese ambassador to Jordan, Tracy Chamoun.
Chamoun conveyed Suhaila’s situation to King Abdullah II of Jordan who immediately dispatched a plane and a medical team to transport Suhaila to Jordan for treatment.
“Nothing short of a miracle. Today was her send off at the airport,” Chamoun tweeted.
In an interview with MTV, Suhaila was asked what she would say to the shooter to which she replied, “May God bless him. Don’t do it again, never shoot again. And to everyone, don’t shoot unless you know where the bullet is going to land.”
Wise beyond her years, Suhaila stays positive and optimistic that she will be able to walk again.