Iraqi Baby

Iraqi child to be treated in Columbus

It wasn't easy to do, but an Ohio doctor stationed in Iraq and the military are getting an Iraqi baby to Columbus for medical treatment. Eight-month-old Fatemah Hassan and her mother are expected to arrive tonight. They left Germany this morning. Lieutenant Colonel Todd Fredrick is an Ohio doctor who practices in Marietta. While stationed in Iraq, he's been treating the girl after she showed up at a base along the Iraq-Iran border. The girl has a large tumor on her cheek, throat and chest wall that restricts her breathing. Ohio National Guard Major Neal O-Brien says if the military can help, then it will do what it can in these cases. Fredrick has been in contact with Children's Hospital in Columbus, which has offered to treat the girl for free.