SCARS REPAIRED, TEEN TO HEAD BACK TO IRAQ

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SCARS  REPAIRED, TEEN TO HEAD BACK TO IRAQ

Sourced from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_re_us/us_burned_iraqi_boy

Tags: heroes, Iraq, AP

After surgeries in Mich., Iraqi teen to head home
 
Associated Press Writer Kathy Barks Hoffman, Associated Press Writer – Wed Apr 21, 3:15 pm ET
LANSING, Mich. – A 13-year-old Iraqi boy brought to Michigan a year ago by a National Guardsman so he could get plastic surgery to repair scars from a house fire no longer is shy about pulling off his beloved Detroit Tigers baseball cap.

Black, glossy hair now grows where only scar tissue was before. And Mohammed’s left hand and wrist — deformed in the fire when he was 2 — now can adeptly field baseballs.

On Sunday, Mohammed will head back to Iraq with Army National Guard Major David Howell, who brought the shy, slender boy to mid-Michigan last April for the life-changing surgery.

“He’s really happy that he…

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