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Ethiopia - Local nonprofit donates new arm to Ethiopian boy

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12/25/09

  02:56:25 am, by admin, 156 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Ethiopia - Local nonprofit donates new arm to Ethiopian boy

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES Abayneh Adefris and his foster mother, Traci Grant, share a joke at the end of their first visit to the prosthetist's office in Everett.

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.

Read Complete Story and more pictures from Seattle Times

32 comments

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Comment from: extraterrestrial [Member]  
extraterrestrial

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.

12/25/09 @ 03:10
Comment from: tezibt [Visitor]
tezibt

A good example to all of us to lend hands to those who are in need. God bless Americans.

12/25/09 @ 04:34
Comment from: cat [Visitor]
cat

I am hapy for you to san.G B USA.

12/25/09 @ 04:56
Comment from: reat [Visitor]
reat

Behold your Hero!!!!!

12/25/09 @ 09:34
Comment from: MUSSIE [Visitor]
MUSSIE

BEAUTIFUL

12/25/09 @ 09:44
Comment from: M.T. [Visitor]
M.T.

Merry Christmas!
God Bless You Abayneh and Healing the Children !

12/25/09 @ 10:00
Comment from: alem [Visitor]
alem

Where is Al Mariam?
Merry Christmas Traci.

12/25/09 @ 12:41
Comment from: XMas [Visitor]
XMas

Interesting !!

12/25/09 @ 12:56
Comment from: ayele [Visitor]
ayele

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.

12/25/09 @ 14:22
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]
Yeha

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

12/25/09 @ 16:15
Comment from: great [Visitor]
great

Great people and great job !

12/25/09 @ 17:56
Comment from: Truth [Visitor]
Truth

God Bless

12/25/09 @ 18:05
Comment from: peter [Visitor]
peter

extraordinary job! God bless you Traci!

12/26/09 @ 00:05
Comment from: horro g. [Visitor]
horro g.

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.

12/26/09 @ 02:35
Comment from: fiker [Visitor]  
fiker

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

12/26/09 @ 07:24

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