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"