Thanks to Marine, Iraqi Boy, 5, in U.S. for Heart Surgery

A five-year-old Iraqi boy arrived in the U.S. this weekend for a life-saving surgery, thanks to the help of a Gainesville, Ga., Marine, it is being reported by the Gainesville Times.

Ammar Haddad Muhammad and his father are in Charleston, S.C., where a local hospital will absorb the cost of the surgery.

According to Access Georgia, Ammar is in need of heart surgery.

Maj. Kevin Jarrad, 35, the Gainesville Marine who befriended Ammar and his father, has also helped an Iraqi girl receive treatment in the U.S. for her life-threatening heart defect earlier this year, according to the Gainesville Times.

Jarrad, who is on his second tour of duty in Iraq, is set to end his tour on Tuesday, reported the newspaper.

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