Sunday, July 16, 2006

101st Medics Distribute Donated Wheelchairs to Iraqi Children


Wheelchair
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By SGT Rachel Brune 101st Sustainment Brigade

ZIHALILAH, Iraq – Aziz showed up at the Q-West Base Complex Civilian-Military Operations Center with a wide grin and a unique story.

The young boy told Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment and a team from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion about his family and his siblings, five of whom suffer from a degenerative disease.

Abdul Karim, Bishra, Mahmoud, Ra’ad and Raija Salman, each received a new set of wheels in the form of pediatric wheelchairs donated by charitable organizations in the United States and delivered by the Soldiers June 29 here.

Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids and ROC Wheels provided the 12 pediatric wheelchairs, which the 4-11th Counter Rocket Patrol, medics from the battalion aid station, and the 403rd delivered to the siblings, as well as to another disabled 19-year-old in the neighboring town of Ujbah. {Click on image for details}
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