American Generosity Helps Iraqi Children

Yet another wonderful story out of Iraq-- Brad Blauser, civilian employee stationed in Mosul, had an idea of providing wheelchairs to Iraqi children and the generosity of Americans brought it to fruition.

“There is an alarming rate of children in Iraq that suffer from birth defects, disease, or casualties of war,” said Blauser. “I wanted to make sure that these children are not restricted to their homes because they don't have any means to get outside and play with their friends.”
Blauser explained to his friends that they were in immediate need of wheelchairs, so he asked for 12, hoping to get the six he needed. At a cost of one to three thousand dollars each, he did not know what to expect. To his surprise the generosity of his friends began pouring in.
“I could not believe my eyes at how many we received,” said Blauser. “We ended up getting 31 pediatric wheelchairs delivered to help the children.”
According to Blauser, Federal Express shipped the first 12 wheel chairs for free. Then he was pleasantly surprised when Jane Crouch from Turner Broadcasting Network paid for the remaining chairs to be shipped to Iraq.
“I was just overwhelmed at the support we received from the people back home,” Blauser said. “Once again the American people have showed that they care about children they have never met, and it is truly inspirational.”

'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' Matthew 25:40

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