Healing Children of Conflict to host 2 fundraising events this month for Iraqi boy who lost leg in US missile strike
Nearly two years ago we reported on the efforts of the local group Healing Children of Conflict, which brought an Iraqi boy and his father to Grand Rapids.
Then, 8-year old Hamzah, was being fitted for a prosthetic leg, a leg which he lost from a US missile strike outside of his home in Baghdad.
Hamzah and his father are returning to Grand Rapids this week so that the now 10-year old Iraqi boy can be re-fitted for a new prosthetic leg.
To welcome back Hamzah and his father Imad, Healing Children of Conflict will be hosting two fundraising events in April. Hamzah and his father will be at both events to share their stories and talk about life in Iraq in 2013.
Healing Children of Conflict is hoping that both events will help cover the costs of the medical services needed and to provide an opportunity to educate the West Michigan community on the ongoing legacy of US foreign policy in Iraq.
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30)
Notos Old World Italian Dining
6600 28th St, Grand Rapids
Friday, April 26 at 6:30PM
Plymouth United Church of Christ
4100 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids
Both events are fundraisers and people can purchase tickets ahead of time by contact Nidal Kanaan at email@example.com 616-262-4525 or Christine Yard firstname.lastname@example.org or 363-9041.