A Brave New Face Appears at the Maltz

Wed 9/6 7PM

In 2003, 19-month-old Teeba Furat Marlowe was riding in a taxi in Baghdad with her family when it struck an IED. The explosion killed her 3-year-old brother and severely burned Teeba’s head, face and hands.

A photo of Teeba was published worldwide, and NE Ohio resident Barbara Marlowe was moved to fight through the red tape and bureaucracy to bring her to the Cleveland area. It took exactly one year from the publication of the photo for Teeba to arrive in Cleveland at the age of 5. Through University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Teeba has undergone 19 surgeries to replace her scarred skin.

Today, Teeba is 15 years old and a freshman at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, earning A+ grades and placing in the top 1% in the state for Power of the Pen. She is a dancer and public speaker and plans to attend medical school to become a pediatric anesthesiologist.

Join the community for an inspiring lecture and conversation with Teeba Furat Marlowe on Wed 9/6 at 7PM at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.


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