A few hours ago, Zainab and her pink teddy bear were carried out of the OR and into the ICU, and both are doing well!
Zainab's mother let out the biggest sigh of relief when she was allowed to see for herself that her daughter made it through her operation. Three years of holding her breath, now her daughter's heart is whole and her heart is a whole lot lighter.
Zainab has moved into the ICU where her recovery will be closely monitored over the next few hours. Keep following her story and your impact in Iraq this week—there is more to come!