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Maimed Boy from Aleppo Helped in Philadelphia

Mohammed was playing with friends outside his home in Aleppo, Syria when a barrel bomb exploded. The 13-year-old boy was injured in both legs, his hand, and stomach. After 20 days in a makeshift hospital, where the only treatment he had was an amputation of his left arm and the right leg above the knee. Six months ago his family relocated to New Jersey with Mohammed in a wheelchair. The PCRF helped arranged treatment for him at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, where last week he had his first appointment and he will soon be fitted with a prosthetic arm and leg. Special thanks to our volunteers from our NJ and Philadelphia chapters for helping to support Mohammed while he receives this care. .