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AM: War Victim Made Whole in Idaho

Rahim, an 11-year-old boy from Helmand Province, Afghanistan gIves a thumbs up after being fitted for a new prosthetic leg at Kootenai Prosthetics & Orthotics in Post Falls on Wednesday. Rahim stepped on a land mine nearly three years ago. He lost his left leg, and shrapnel punctured half of one eardrum. His cousin was killed in the explosion. It's one of a series of remedies the boy is receiving during a 6-month stay in the Inland Northwest, through a program called Solace for the Children. Other local health care providers will rebuild his ear drum, perform plastic surgery, do dental treatment, and give him inoculations.  Story here. (Kathy Plonka SR photo)

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