A U.S. soldier couldn’t walk past an 11-year-old Iraqi girl who was “in a large decrepit wheelchair, the stumps of her legs crusted with dried blood… He stopped to talk and he came back every day for six months, bringing her toys, gauze for her legs, a new wheelchair… When she asked for legs, that became his mission, too.” (Fantastic story featured in McClatchy Newspapers) Thanks to T. Rodriguez for the link!


  1. What a poignant story. That soldier’s action will affect that girl for the rest of her life. And he didn’t stop when the task seemed daunting. He didn’t stop until he had fulfilled her request and made a real difference for the good.

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