It's a very touching story. To summarize for you, the boy Ali and his 8 year old sister, both received their surgeries. They need another surgery on their necks because the weight of their heads are too severe.
On a sad note, the older girl, Saja, did not receive surgery. They determined it was too late to treat her condition.
They're not sure when or how the two kids that can be helped will receive the other surgeries they need. On a positive note this was said:
“Let us say they saved the major part of the family … so they can go back to school,” Al-Hilli concluded. “I think Ali will have a great future … so the Soldiers saved his life.”
Here is the beginning of the article:
BAGHDAD — Ten-year-old Ali Abdulla sat on the edge of his bed with rods and pins holding his leg bones in place, but still managed to smile when he spoke affectionately of 2 Soldiers he said touched his life. “I love them a lot because they have a big heart,” said Ali through an interpreter. “They are very special people in my life.”
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