A little Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm has returned to the United States after her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats in her homeland.
Six-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday morning.
Amel Najjar, executive director of the nonprofit Children of War Foundation says Shah Bibi has been granted a six-month visa but may seek permanent political asylum.
The little girl lost her right arm last year when she picked up a grenade following a firefight between U.S. and Taliban forces.
The Children of War Foundation brought her to the U.S. where doctors fitted her with a prosthetic arm.
Now that she's back, she'll undergo more medical treatment.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the girl's age. KPCC regrets the error.