11-year-old victim faces 'long, complicated' rehabilitation
Yaron Kelner
Published: 26.12.14, 12:54
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1. Well ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.26.14)
... most of you know that my husband is a maxillofacial plastic surgeon. Allow me, if you will, to explain just what happens next. First of all, she doesn't feel much pain -- yet. Third degree burns destroy the nerve endings needed to feel pain. Skin is the largest organ in the body and yes, it will feel pain. Ever had a bad sunburn? Those aren't even classed as first degree burns. Pain comes with first degree burns -- pick up a boiling pot of water with no kitchen mitts or a potholder. You'll learn. That's a first degree burn. Your nerve endings are just fine, as you will discover. Dip your hands in the pot of boiling water you just tried to pick up. That's a second degree burn. Very painful. Now, let's chat a bit about third degree burns. First of all, you will always show a scar. An angry one. If it involves the skin to your face, which is thinner than the skin to the rest of the body, you will need skin grafts. If the burns to the face are serious enough, and third degree burns are, the bones beneath the skin will char. Invariably, they will need to be removed and replaced with plastic shields held in place with titanium screws. You will NEVER restore the burnt nerves. You will NEVER feel pain -- or anything else -- in your face. You will need hundreds, if not thousands, of skin grafts. If there isn't enough non-burned skin on your body, you will need donor grafts. Humans cannot provide the requisite grafts. And if you are an Orthodox, or ultra-Orthodox Jew, there's a problem. You need live tissue. And the closest to human skin is found on pigs. Skin grafts. Skin extenders underneath live skin. Extraordinary suffering. Surgery without end. That's just a tiny bit of what this little girl is facing. A grueling future; and she will never be who she was. Her beautiful face will never be fully restored. Too much damage. Tell me -- should we have a death penalty for terrorists?
2. A neighbor child in San Diego was horribly burned in the fac
Rivkah   (12.26.14)
face long ago when she was a little girl in a terrible accident. She had many reconstructive surgeries and grew up with the burn scars inspite of that. But her burns did not deter a US Navy sailor from wanting her for his wife and they are happy after many years of marriage at this point and live in Missouri. So, facial burns are not the end of a young girl's hopes for a marriage. Jenny's heart shines forth as her face once did when she was little. She did not turn into an angry person.
3. Just One Word: Why?
emanon ,   USA   (12.26.14)
4. My Heart Goes Out To The Family
emanon ,   USA   (12.26.14)
5. when are we going to deal harshly with such barbarians
ralph   (12.26.14)
6. Refuah Shlema!
FROIKE ,   US NYC   (12.26.14)
A quick, speedy, and complete recovery to the young lady and her Dad. May the person who through the firebomb burn in Hell forever!
7. To the Imma and Abba of this precious little girl
Be given the strength and love to get the family through this difficult time. May Ha Shem intercede on a Full and Speedy Recovery. Baruch Ha Shem
8. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.26.14)
For heaven's sake, Rivkah, SHUT UP. No one is worrying about marriage for this little girl. We just want her to see adulthood. Take your entirely inappropriate, ignorant self and get lost.
9. To: Noname at No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.26.14)
Since when do terrorists need a "why?" They're passing out sweets in Ramallah and Jenin and Gaza City this very moment, celebrating the horrible attack upon this child. Arabs are a walking, talking criminal freak show. That's why.
10. G_d bless that girl...
Beary White ,   Norway   (12.26.14)
.. and the attack is signed ; ISLAM. No names needed, cause the members of the evil islamic cult should only be allowed to live in restricted areas, where contact with the civilized people is not impossible. Israel should deport EVERY Islamic member who get caught in illegal actions. Their homeland is Jordan, an Islamic area special prepared for this cult.
11. Yes, terrorists only goal is to..
Beary White ,   Norway   (12.26.14) destroy life or murder other people. Islamic cult members seems to breed kids in the brainwashing way to KILL AND MURDER. Then the only answer is death-penalty for terrorists, no questions asked.
12. Occupiers / invaders put their children in harm's way.
Reap what u sow   (12.26.14)
13. Answere to Sarah B.
Ron ,   oc us   (12.26.14)
Israel needs a death penalty for these Arab terrorist animals.
14. 1. @ Sarah B.
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.26.14)
Thanks Sarah, for the lesson in skin grafts. Shabbat Shalom to you & yours.
15. Sad
Emma ,   Tel aviv   (12.26.14)
Occupation must stop,Enough! Emma.
16. To nr. 1.
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn, Holland   (12.26.14)
Yes, a great idea and a prohibition to/on the un-democratic, criminal and barbaric ideology/sect/cult of "islam", also by law and legislation, everywhere and always.
17. To nr. 9.
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn, Holland   (12.26.14)
(Partly) right. And "islam" was/is an un-democratic, criminal and barbaric ideology, just like/as Adolfhitlerism, for example.
18. 15 stop Muslim slaughter of innocents world wide
C   (12.26.14)
stop the enslavement of little girls and women. stop beheadings and amputations. stop stonings. stop lashings. enter the 21st century and leave behind the 7th century sharia,
19. 15
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.26.14)
And you must stop calling it occupation because it is not. Start educating yourself will you. Shame on you.
20. 9.
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.26.14)
Post # 3 was written by Emanon. USA. a huge supporter of Israel.
21. 12.
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.26.14)
Shut up. An innocent child's face & upper torso has been horribly burnt & all you can say is drivel. Shame on you.
22. To: Birdi at No. 20
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.27.14)
I know, Birdi. Now read his/her name backward.
23. To: Facebook Aym Asf
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.27.14)
First of all, no, you do not. Secondly -- ever wonder why? Time to kick Hamas to the curb, don't you think? Keep your foul mouth and even fouler thoughts to yourself. They are not welcome here.
24. #2 A neighbor child of mine from Alfe Menashe
A ,   Belgium   (12.27.14)
had her life destroyed when a molotov cocktail was thrown through her car window. Her pregnant mother and young brother were burned to death. Her father , brother and herself were horribly scarred. Tell me how much hope this girl, now a young woman, has for a life without trauma, even if there was a Jesus to help her.
25. I so hope she makes a recovery.Its broken my heart!
Alan ,   SA   (12.27.14)
I so fear for her Respiratory Tract...I know that Israeli Medicos are doing their very best for her.May their untiring efforts be rewarded and she gets better!!!!! Why is there no Death sentences in Israel. If USA and Arab Countries can have it why not Israel????
26. 22.
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.27.14)
Yikes, you got me there, Sarah B.
27. 25. @ Alan
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.27.14)
Death sentence in Israel is against the Halacha.
28. To: Birdi at No. 27
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.28.14)
Actually, Israel has the death penalty in two types of cases -- war crimes and treason. (Note I said war crimes, not Nazi war crimes. That's what the statute calls for. In which case, we can probably hang everybody in Gaza.) Of course, were we ever to exercise the law, the hangman would be the busiest person in Eretz Israel. And the Arab population would be reduced by about two-thirds.
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