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Step Up With Obaid

Organized by: Cynthia Barrett

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THE STORY:

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:

Nightly News: Taliban makes a comeback in Afghanistan

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.

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/viewers-generosity-changes-afghan-boys-life-241247811595

$1,423

 

57% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Cynthia Barrett

    $100

  • Laura Barrett Scherz and Bruno Scherz

    $200

  • Kara Aiello

    $100

  • Jen Giacone

    $40

  • Clyde Witt and Susan Jones

    $50

  • Jonathan and Ellie Allen

    $100

  • anonymous

    $10

  • Jennifer, Josh, Noam & Nicola

    $100

  • Dixie

    $100

  • Petersen/Peckham Family

    $300

  • linda gallup

    $30

  • Noah Hodges

    $20

  • cash donation

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Donne Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous offline

    $20

  • Natalie

    $150

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Cynthia Barrett

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Donor Comments

Natalie

Natalie

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Anonymous offline

Anonymous offline

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Donne Davis

Donne Davis

DONATION: $50

I admire the work you've done for Obaid and want to support you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $18

Tribute to Donne Davis who made us aware of this need. 3 years ago

Noah Hodges

Noah Hodges

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

cash donation

cash donation

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

linda gallup

linda gallup

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Petersen/Peckham Family

Petersen/Peckham Family

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Dixie

Dixie

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jennifer, Josh, Noam & Nicola

Jennifer, Josh, Noam & Nicola

DONATION: $100

Aunt Cynthia - You make a difference in the world. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join you. 3 years ago

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