NBC Nightly News recently aired a story about Obaid, a young Afghan boy who lost both his legs when a mortar hit his house. He was rushed to the EMERGENCY hospital in Kabul where he was promptly treated by our surgical team. Obaid now has prosthetic legs and is back at school where he is pursuing his dream to become a heart surgeon.
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"I was with my friends -- we're all poor, innocent people. I was a few meters away getting some water from the nearby water hand pump and as I was returning the bang happened. By the time I opened my eyes I saw myself injured and saw bodies of my other friends laying on the ground." -Naweed Tanha, 17, was injured in a blast and taken to the EMERGENCY Surgical Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. …
EMERGENCY runs the only high-standard, free-of-charge surgical center in Kabul for victims of war. Among the many services provided at this hospital are the life-saving surgeries that save the limbs of children injured by war. An arm or leg can be saved through a surgery that involves inserting a special pin ($85) that is held in place by screws ($15) that stabilize the limb so it doesn't have…
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