Category Archives: Noor

Mariposa Group Helps Pay for Iraqi Teen’s Prosthetic Eye

Noor Obaid walked the streets of Iraq with her head down because she's self-conscious and embarrassed about her lazy left eye, blinded and scarred by shrapnel three-and-a-half years ago. The U.S. military attacked 19-year-old Obaid and her family as they drove along a Fallujah highway in August 2004, she told a group of Americans --…
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Project helps Iraqi children hurt by war all year round

Is there something about this time of year that makes stories featuring children more poignant? Or is it just that as we get closer to the holidays, we naturally hear more about the plight of children who have to make do with less in a can't-get-enough world? I have to confess that this has been…
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