Omar’s Story

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On January 9th, 2006 an Iraqi family was travelling from their home in Mosul to Baghdad for a holiday, when for a still unknown reason, U.S. soldiers fired on the family van. The father, Sabah, was shot and when the van burst into flames, his wife, Su'ad, was killed. One of their children, Omar, was burned on much of his head and arms. The aid organization, No More Victims, brought Omar and his father to Children's Hospital in Boston where Omar has been getting medical care. Doctors have donated their time to perform surgeries on Omar and the Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation has donated money to help cover hospital costs.

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