"If she had not been here … this kid would have died"
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Ghulum Sayed thanks U.S. Army Maj. Tamie Kerns, Battalion Surgeon and an oncologyst, Task Force Gladiator, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force-101, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as his son Anbia looks on during a visit to the Korean Hospital, Bagram Air Field, May 5. Anbia was diagnosed with Stage IIB Classical Hodgkin's Lymphomia; It is curable with chemotherapy; without chemotherapy, it is fatal. Chemotherapy drugs are difficult to obtain in Afghanistan. Kerns reached out to various non-governmental agencies and was able to obtain the medicine. Two days after receiving the first dose of medication, Anbia's cancerous growth had noticeably diminished. If the chemotherapy is successful, Anbia has a 90 percent chance of living for the next five years. Without the medication Kerns was able to obtain, Anbia would not have survived. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)
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