What Is The PCRF?
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is a non-profit, non-political firm created in 1991 to support medical needs of Middle Eastern Arab kids. The organization contacted Dr. Saad back in 2002 to ask for services for a teenage child suffering from a gunshot wound. Even though the doctors in the Israeli hospital saved the child, his injuries were too severe for further treatment on a local level.
The First Surgery
The PCRF stepped in, located Dr. Saad and transported the child to the U.S. for surgery by Dr. Saad. Dr. Saad said the child’s condition was dire when he arrived.
The gunshot wounds in his belly had caused difficulty with eating due to burning of his skin. By early 2003 Dr. Saad completed the difficult seven hour surgery on the child. He patched the holes and repaired the internal injuries. The surgery was a major success. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Dr. Saad Saad | Facebook
The Second Surgery
Seven years later, in 2010 Dr. Saad completed another surgery on a kid from the same West Bank area. This time it was a girl who was born with her intestines on the exterior of her stomach. The doctors in Palestine worked on the situation for 18 months.
The PCRF stepped in again and had the girl relocated to the U.S. to get surgery by Dr. Saad. Dr. Saad created a cover for the girl’s abdomen in a five hour surgery and her condition was greatly improved.
The Third Surgery
Just three years later in 2013 the PCRF reached out to Dr. Saad about another child. A boy from the Gaza Strip was suffering from paralysis in one of his legs after a bomb attack. Before the incident, he was good in soccer, but since the hit he had been stuck in a wheelchair, unable to move his paralyzed leg. He was in need of a nerve transplant surgery.
Even though Dr. Saad isn’t a nerve doctor, he was able to find a surgeon who was qualified to complete the transplant. Dr. Saad facilitated the surgery through his connections and with his assistance the boy received his transplant and was walking and back to soccer in no later than 11 months.
About Dr. Saad Saad
Dr. Saad Saad is a successful pediatric surgeon who practices in Eatontown, New Jersey. He has benefited the medical industry by offering his expertise and innovations to the medical field. His innovations and contributions have made a global impact.
His talents have been recognized by his medical peers, the Saudi Royal family and humanitarian groups. His popularity and greatness has afforded him opportunities to perform a huge amount of surgeries on patients throughout his career.