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Local nonprofit donates new arm to Ethiopian boy
Abayneh Adefris lost his arms in a train accident in his native Ethiopia, but with the help of the Everett-based chapter of Healing the Children, he's learning to use a prosthetic.
By Nancy Bartley
Seattle Times staff reporter
Ever since that train ride into the next village, Abayneh Adefris has longed for the simplest pleasures — pulling on pants, brushing his teeth, bathing and feeding himself.
Following a recent afternoon playing soccer, the Ethiopian boy's foster mother, Traci Grant, fed him bites of baked chicken, brushed and flossed his teeth, scrubbed him down in the shower, helped him get ready for bed and then knelt next to the bed in prayer.
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Very, very interesting, it makes a big difference on the life of the boy. Through time he will learn to use the device to full capacity. Depending on the pictures he should be a very happy and smart boy with no signs of truma from the accident. Well done.
A good example to all of us to lend hands to those who are in need. God bless Americans.
I am hapy for you to san.G B USA.
Behold your Hero!!!!!
God Bless You Abayneh and Healing the Children !
Where is Al Mariam?
Merry Christmas Traci.
I just read your report about the Abayneh Adefris. My tears were forceful when I see his situation. But thanks to all involved to extend their help and support to this boy and in particular to his foster mother, Traci Grant. That is what humanity means regardless of the ethnicity, color or otherwise. Walking together hand to hand until we leave this world make all humans life more enjoyable. Ms. Grant is a blessed woman who teaches everyone to do good to any fellow human. Her courage to be involved in such tremendous responsibility of helping this wonderful kid from Ethiopia is a gigantic and paramount gift and grace of God. Wish all of you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year with full of happiness and blessing heart full of love to all humanbeings.
Its very sad story for this young boy happening things like that to him but at the same time, he is lucky to get here having an artificial(prosthetic hands. There are a good people or individuals out there to help for people like Abayneh,changing life.
My personal appreciation goes to those individuals or groups whom doing this kind of very interesting humanity work helping others.Sad story but happy ending.
Merry Christmas to you all,including Nazret.com…Yeha
Great people and great job !
extraordinary job! God bless you Traci!
the history is heart breaking and teaching . mln thanks for his foster mother TRACI GRANT.Some people born to live meaningfull life.They do what almaghitly want them to do.TRACI heaven is granted to you .your action is your ticket.GOD bless those who born to heal,help,and feel what look like in others shoe.Happy x-mass all.
WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.
The good news is that what is killed stolen or destroyed by the enemy can be restored by God.
The bible says The lord remembered Hannah (1 Samuel 1-19)
WE SERVE A GOD never comes late He always on time.
God bless you
Really very interesting support. God bless you.
God bless the US! We thank you!
I am Happy for you Abayneh. You are such a beautiful boy. May God Bless you and your family
traci Grant you are blessed you did the most outstanding job . Hopefull may God room for you even if it is full Haven.
The foster Mom God bless you. your credit score often determines the credit you received from God.
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