The foundation paid to bring Aisha to Los Angeles, found a host family for her to stay with and is funding her treatment, Grossman said.
That could include a prosthetic nose or reconstruction of her nose and ears using bone, tissue and cartilage from the rest of her body, he said.
“What I’d love to be able to do with Aisha is to give her a permanent solution,” said Grossman, who said he planned to meet with her in coming days.
Women for Afghan Women, a nonprofit group based in Fresh Meadows, N.Y., has been using Aisha’s case to illustrate what is at stake for Afghan women if international forces leave the country.
The group runs a shelter that cared for Aisha for nearly a year, according to a statement posted on their website by Executive Director Manizha Naderi. “Bibi Aisha decided to put her damaged face before the world to show what ordeals, and worse, millions of women and girls in Afghanistan will suffer if the Taliban take over the country,” Naderi wrote.
“Bibi herself wants her suffering to have meaning beyond her personal pain. She has never been to school and may never have heard the term ‘human rights,’ but she wanted to reveal her wounds to the world because she fully understands what the Taliban mean for women.” (via Mutilated Afghan girl comes to L.A. for treatment - latimes.com