Step Up With Obaid
Organized by: Cynthia Barrett
In November 2013, NBC Nightly News ran a story about a charity trauma hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, called Emergency. The story was reported by Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent. It featured Obaid, a 12-year-old boy who lost both legs when a mortar struck his home. Here is a link to that story:
I contacted both NBC and Emergency with a desire to help. Over the past few months, Obaid has been provided with prosthetics and therapy by the Red Cross, and my modest donation has paid the fees for him to go to a private school this year. A system is in place by which tuition payments are made directly on his behalf. Through my contact in Kabul, I will get updates on his progress to share on this page. Obaid is a bright, spirited, determined and hopeful child whose future depends on our generosity. Your donations will help keep this deserving boy in school.
Here is the link to the NBC "Making A Difference" segment from 4/29/14. Be sure to hit pause after the videos end to prevent continued play.