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    I was watching the english version of Al-Jazeera yesterday. The reporter told the story about a 10 year old boy who lives in Mogadishu and was paralysed by the recent unrest. He is shown laying naked on his right side, and the injury site is at the T3/T4 level. Right on the spine.

    His parents are dead. He has absolutly nothing. The dirt poor neighbors are trying to do what they can, but he is in bad shape because of massive pressure sores on his backside. If he doesn´t get evacuated soon, he will die. Flies everywhere. He is wracked with pain.

    I wrote Al Jazeera for more information as to exactly where this kid is, name, and so on. I hope they answer back soon.

    I want to know from any and all of you who read this: if you know of any program, doctor, NGO, miracle worker, whatever, whenever, that may in some way, shape or form give aid and medical care to this kid, then post it here. Most likely he will need a skin flap at least.

    I am going to try and contact Doctors Without Borders and Care and other organisations who may be in the area and find out how this kid can get transported out of there.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    I wonder about the Red Cross for evacuation. He needs out of there.
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    At times Shriners has taken International children. Try Chicago or Philly.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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    Thanks for that Cheesecake.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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    i can/t do much but pray for him.

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    moving to Life

    Where maybe others will have ideas or suggestions for this 10 year old child
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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    Shriners is your best bet.

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    You are doing a very kind and admirable thing to help this kid Mike C - God Bless!

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    These people may be in a position to help, this is their latest report on the region.

    http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/...thod=full_html

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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    Any more news on this kid?
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

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