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Nov
29
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

Children Of War Foundation Helps Injured Afghan, Iraqi Children
Three Days After 7-year-old Abdul's Right Leg Was Blown Off By A Rocket That Landed In His Backyard, A U.s. Army Reservist Nurse At A Nato Hospital In Afghanistan Turned To Amel Najjar For Help.

For Najjar, Executive Director Of The Children Of War Foundation, It Seemed A Formidable Task To Help The Child. She And Husband Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh, A Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, Had To Coordinate The Boy's Exit From The War-torn Country, Raise Enough Funds For His Trip, Secure Extensive Surgical Care For Him And Find A Host Family That Could Take Him In For Several Months.

But Earlier This Month, A Grinning Abdul, Who Also Lost Part Of His Left Foot And Uses A Wheelchair, And An Afghan 6-year-old Girl Called Shah Bibi, Who Lost An Arm And The Use Of An Eye After Picking Up A Hand Grenade, Were Brought Here For Months Of Medical Treatment Donated Mostly...

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