Monday, January 25, 2010

Update on the Salman family

One of our readers was kind enough to pass along this letter they received on Saturday regarding the Salman family:

This past Saturday I received a letter from Ginnyan Hayes on behalf of the International Dwarf Advocacy Association. The following is what the letter said on behalf of the Salman family:

"They are going through some hard times right now. Abdul, Russell, and Saja are in Utah for medical treatments. Warda and the rest of the family are waiting at home in Idaho.

Saja had complications during surgery and her heart actually stopped beating twice. She has a collapsed lung and is on a respirator. Not the happy news we were all looking for, but we are hoping that it is just a small bump in the road towards a healthier Saja.. Please keep them in your prayers."

If you would like to help the Salman family, they are very appreciative of donations of any size. Russell Hayes or others deeply involved with the Salman family usually send personalized letters of thanks which includes the latest update on the condition of the Salmans. Please visit for information on how to donate:

If you haven't read our item with Russell Hayes, you might want to check it out here:

If you would like to get the latest updates on Saja's progress, there is now a Facebook page. You can find the updates under discussions; "Saja's Surgery"


Susanne said...

If you want to get the latest news on Saja and the Salman family, they now have a Facebook page Hope the link works.
Click on the Discussions tab and go to Saja's surgery

Anonymous said...

Saja passed away last night. So sad. :(

Expressed said...

How sad :( My thoughts and prayers are with the Salman family and Russell Hayes and the "Mom" Tammy.

Anonymous said...

I had wondered what had become to this family, the passing of their daughter was very sad news. That little girl really was an inspiration and its sad to hear she was not able to enjoy her new life in the US. My thoughts and condolensces go out to her family.