A.N.G.E.L.S. and Italian Air Force organize the transfer of the little Bayan to Boston

On March 23, 2010 A.N.G.E.L.S. no-profit organization in collaboration with the 31 ° Stormo of the Italian Air Force organizes within 10 hours, with a VISA granted by the U.S. Embassy in Rome of duration of 5 years, the transfer from Rome to Boston of the little Bayan and her mother Rowaida.

The Lebanese girl had come to Rome in October 2009. Bayan, who suffers from a severe form of thalassemia, had received in the months before a bone marrow transplant at the Mediterranean Institute of Hematology, Policlinico Tor Vergata, thanks to the donor's brother Mohammed of 9 years. To accompany the child to the care required during the stay are the father and mother Abdulnasser Rowaida. Following the transplant Bayan had been declared out of danger by doctors but then her condition has worsened to degenerate till the mother of small, on the advice of her brother doctor resident in Boston (USA) Dr. Rodney Jamil at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has requested the transfer of  emergency at Children's Hospital in Boston and, thanks to the intervention of the Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Gianni Letta, has been organized with the collaboration of A.N.G.E.L.S. the transfer of emergency with a flight of State and an Air Force medical team. Although every care implemented, the little Bayan can not recover and died April 5, 2010. It is organized by A.N.G.E.L.S. the transfer of remains from Boston to Beirut until Aita Al Chaab, city of origin of the family.


24/03/2010 - Humanitarian Intervention Air Force to the rescue of Bayan, a beautiful Lebanese girl of 3 years. Bayan is little affected by the birth of a severe form of thalassemia to whom was left as the only hope of life to get a bone marrow transplant. Thanks to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense as well as the 'A.N.G.E.L.S.' NPO who handled the case, her family was able to arrive in Italy in October 7, 2009 and, in late November, Bayan has been submitted , in an Italian hospital, a bone marrow transplant given to her by her brother Mohammed to 9 years. Unfortunately, about one month after transplantation, the child's conditions were further aggravated by the involvement of the liver, kidneys and pancreas.

Fortunately, the Hospital Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts - United States) got a real hope of recovery. Through the good offices of Dr. Benedetta Paravia of  A.N.G.E.L.S.  NPO and the intervention of the Presidency of the Council it was possible to organize the humanitarian air transport of young patient, in harmony with what is stipulated by the Directive PCM July 25, 2008, which covers the transport state plane and for humanitarian reasons.

The Situation Room State of the Air Staff has therefore received by the Flights Office of the Presidency itself the request to transport from Rome to Boston the young girl. The intervention was soon complicated because of the narrowness of the time necessary to prepare and transport and due to the critical state of health of the child who needed constant blood transfusions during the flight. Through copious and close contacts, initiated by the Situation Room of the SMA III with the Department of the Presidency Council, the hospital care and other stakeholders (NPO A.N.G.E.L.S. , Nursing Home Practice Sea, 31 ° Stormo) it was possible to the transport the young girl on Tuesday, March 23 at 13.25 from the airport of Ciampino with a Falcon 900 Ex-Easy. During the 10 hours of flight, the Air Force medical team, who attended the child during the flight, had to have 4 blood transfusions of platelets and 6, allowing Bayan arriving in Boston at 19 local time (23, Italian 55 hours).

During the day, in addition to medical transportation Bayan, were placed 3 emergency medical transport in Italy, offering a life expectancy to Emma of 3 days, ​​Miriana of 4 months and Massimo of 48 years. Saturday, March 27, also will follow up with Irene, a girl of six years to return to Italy with an aircraft of the Air Force, after a course of rehabilitation treatments performed in the Slovak Republic.

In 2009, the Situation Room of the III Department of the Air Force has ordered, at the request of the Prime Ministers Office-prefectures of flights and competent execution of operational missions to transport patients to appropriate facilities to treat their illnesses, totaling about 1,300 flight hours. This is made possible through the use of primary aircraft of 31 Squadron and other assets provided to the Armed Forces, such as C-130, C-27, P-180, HH-3F, where such structures were found to be most suitable to meet the mission.