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Rhma's Fate

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Michael Yon’s latest from the Middle East is up.

Much world travel has convinced me that the “average American� is a good person. But even a good person needs information in order to act effectively on their best impulses. Oftentimes, good things do not happen simply because information does not make it to the right people.

I believe this was the case for a sick little Iraqi girl named Rhma. American “Deuce Four� soldiers found Rhma one night in Mosul. She needed serious medical attention. Doctors, nurses and others back in America, along with the soldiers in Mosul, worked diligently on behalf of this child, and eventually they generated the support required to get Rhma the treatment she desperately needed. But it wasn’t just Americans: I also saw offers come in from the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, among others.

This time, I’m not going to reveal the ending. If you’re like me, you’ll discover when you read the last line you’ve been holding your breath since the first.