NEW YORK – Despite having a chopped off nose and mutilated ears, covered by her git-black hair, Aesha Mohammadzai dared to pose on the cover of Time Magazine two years ago.
NDJ World | Published: May 21 2012 North America
A victim of domestic violence in Afghanistan, the young woman was badly defaced and left for dead by her former husband, because she tried to resist the marriage she was ‘forced’ into; a ‘tradition’ that is still practiced in several parts of the world.
With what can only be described as ‘supernatural’ human strength, Aesha managed to not only survive her horrific ordeal but thrive with a beaming glow on her face.
Now four years later, the brave woman is ready for a new life in the United States. She arrived in the U.S. in 2010 without speaking one word of English, knowing nothing about the Western culture and have no family member or known friend to take her in.
Scroll Down For Video:
Kind-hearted Americans opened up their home, their arms and their wallets for Aesha and made her feel instantly at home in her new foreign land.
Plastic surgeons fitted the young woman a new nose prosthesis that looks so real, one can not tell it’s fake, even when standing face to face with Aesha.
At 22 years young, Aesha is being counseled for post traumatic stress. Her new ‘American’ friends often speak about how she suffers depressing flash backs to those painful days in Afghanistan.
Aesha was wedded out at the tender age of 12 to a Taliban officers to settle a family debt. His family abused her and forced her to sleep with the animals. When she eventually tried to escape, her then husband chopped off her nose and her ears.
“During the night I fainted,” Aesha says. “It felt like their was cold water running in my nose. I tried opening my eyes but couldn’t from all the blood.”
She was left to die in the Afghan mountains. When she regained consciousness, Aesha managed to crawl on hands and feet to her grandfather’s home. He called her dad, who took her to an American hospital where they managed to stabilize her and looked after her for 2.5 months.
When she was well enough to travel, she was taken to a secret hideout place in Kabul where she stayed for two years, until 2010, when she was flown to New York and welcomed by the humanitarian organization “Women for Afghan Women”.
In December, Aesha moved in with Mati Arsla and Jami Rasouli-Arsala, relatives of a former Women for Afghan Women member.
Surgeons are hopeful that Aesha’s nose prosthesis will only be temporarily and are looking to give her a brand new “real” nose and ears made from cartilage and skin taken from her own body.
Surgeon Peter H. Grossman says: “Every time she looks in the mirror she’s being reminded about those gruesome days.”
“So now and then she smiles, releasing her youthful spirit from the injustice she had to deal with while still a child.”
Aesha says she wants to go to school and learn much, a privilege she was not granted under the Taliban regime.
« Steve Jobs Dreamed Of Building An iCar
Whitney Houston Final Song Released »
Other Top Searches: > Aesha Mohammadzai - defaced - forced marriages - human suffering - mutilated
Spread the word:
More Of Your Picks:
GAZA – Kentucky Fried Chicken lovers living at the Gaza strip can now order the finger licking delicatessen and someone will deliver it to them by means of underground
(NDJ) – The town of Dorset, Minnesota has a new Mayor; hardly news worthy, except that Robert ‘Bobbie’ Tufts is just four years old. Each year, the 22 residents
SEATTLE – A deranged man in Port Angeles, Washington went on rampage with a bulldozer, damaging several homes. The man drove the stolen bulldozer into five homes, causing severe