Aisha was the girl who shocked the world in a Time Magazine cover that hoped to reveal the condition of many women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

Aisha, 19, was given to her husband’s family by her father as a payment of a debt. It was here that she experienced ill-treatment and was forced to sleep in the stable with the animals. Upon being caught trying to escape, her nose and ears were chopped by her husband as punishment. Then, She was left in the mountains to die.

Able to crawl to her grandfather’s house, she was taken to an American medical facility where she was cared for ten weeks. After that she was moved to a secret place and she was flown in August to U.S. by the Grossman Burn Foundation to stay with an American family.

Yesterday TV cameras broadcasted her bravely smiling with a prosthetic nose as she received the Enduring Heart award of the foundation that helped her.

She had a prosthetic nose fitted at the West Hills Hospital. Dr Peter H Grossman said they hoped to give Aisha a more "permanent solution". This might involve rebuilding her nose and ears using bone, tissue and cartilage from other parts of her body.


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