Dilbreen's family fled from ISIS in August 2014. They took shelter in a refugee camp in Northern Iraq where they've been living for nearly three years. On their son's 1st birthday the heater exploded in the hut where he was sleeping and he was very badly burned.
Dilbreen was left with extensive scarring and is in need of extensive reconstructive surgery in order to rebuild his face and prevent him from losing his sight. Shriners Hospitals for Children agreed to help and in October 2016, Sally brought our first three patients to the US for treatment. Dilbreen's Mother was told she could not travel because she was 7 months pregnant.
When Dilbreen's father returned to Iraq in November to collect his wife and new baby they were told they could not return to the US, leaving Dilbreen to face months of surgery without his Mum and Dad.
Finally on 13th February 2017, visas were approved and the family was reunited one week later. Dilbireen is now able to continue treatment with his parents and new baby brother by his side.
Dilbreen before his face was burned in the fire
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