Somaliland: From Australia Edna provides Ayaan Facial Reconstruction Surgery Update


Ayaan Mohamed 25 had her face shattered by a bullet as her family

Somalilandsun – Ayan had her last blood tests and meeting with speech-therapist as she will need to learn to eat, drink and speak after the operations.

She gets into hospital early at 6am tomorrow and had to have her hair shaved off this afternoon.

She is a brave girl and quite cool about it. I guess after you wait for something for over 25 years, you are quite prepared for everything.

Having been on Australian TV on several occasions, people are recognizing her in the street and hospital corridors and wishing her good luck and speedy recovery.

We also went to meet the great team at Minter Ellison who took care of the Visa issues.

L-R Dr Edna, Dr Arvier and Ms Ayaan in Brisbane Australia

Ayan also had a ride in a riverboat today to have a look at the city from the river (she had never seen a river either).

Dr Arvier and the Rotarians are a great group who are so warm and welcoming.

As a globe trotter, I wonder why I left the best Continent to the last !


~ Edna Aden

background: Facial Reconstruction Surgery for Ayaan