A newborn Iranian girl arrived in the US for life-saving treatment after obtaining a travel waiver from the government.
The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, admitted four-month-old Fatemeh Reshad on Tuesday for a heart condition called transposition of the great arteries (TGA), according to a Huffington Post report.
“We are here to take care of every child that we can,” said Dr Dana Braner, chief physician at Doernbecher.
“We are thrilled to take care of this child from Iran,” he added.
When the travel ban was in effect, US authorities had told Reshad’s family that they would have to apply for a US visa for Fatemah in 90 days.
US Senator Jeff Merkley, who represents Oregon, helped Reshad’s family obtain a waiver for travel. New York governor Andrew Cuomo and immigration lawyers also helped.
An attorney representing Reshad’s family said that travel to the US was necessary for Fatemah’s survival.
“In Iran there’s a 20-30% chance …