Girl From Iconic Vietnam War ‘Napalm Photo’ Gets Free Laser Surgery


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When this image – depicting the true brutality of the Vietnam War – was released, the world was rocked. 

Almost 40 years later, Kim Phuc, the little naked girl in the picture, still suffers from pain from the burns. After a napalm attack – a hot substamce which sticks to bodies, destroying the skin – nine-year-old Kim fled, ripping her clothes from her body leaving her naked, screaming and with burns covering a third of her body.

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She has now been offered free laser surgery to help relieve the pain from the burns.

Upon arriving at the specialist burns clinic in Miami, she said:

“So many years I thought that I have no more scars, no more pain when I’m in heaven. But now – heaven on earth for me!”

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