Friday, March 10, 2006

Baby Noor and the Bellsouth Classic

When I mention Abu Ghraib, what do you think of? My guess is the prison in Iraq.
You'd only be half-right.
Abu Ghraib is a poverty-stricken town outside of Bhagdad, and is the location where US soldiers found a baby in critical need of that could not be found on the battlegrounds in the Middle East.
She was flown to a US hospital that is ranked in the top 10 of all childrens' hospitals nationwide.
That hospital is Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), and is where media-darling Baby Noor has been receiving life-saving care since eary January.

Baby Noor actually has Spina Bifida, a birth defect which causes paralysis in the legs, and affects 1 in 2000 children born in the US. CHOA specializes in this, and other pediatric services, and is recognized as such.

Since 1981, CHOA has been the primary recipient of charitable contributions from the annual Bellsouth Classic, held March 27- April 2 at the Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth GA. The Classic has raised over $12 million for the CHOA.

Baby Noor arguably has a better quality of life now, even though she will most likely be paralyzed for life.
The ultimate gift though, is the lessons of compassion faith and hope, that the world has been given through the early life of this child.

Thanks to the recurring gifts of the PGA, miracles can and do happen.

Thanks for reading, keep it in the short-grass.


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