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Waterloo boy from Ethiopia won't let amputation slow him down

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03/13/13

  09:22:35 pm, by admin, 126 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Waterloo boy from Ethiopia won't let amputation slow him down

Waterloo boy from Ethiopia won't let amputation slow him down

WATERLOO, Iowa --- At just 13 years of age Temesgen Larson has overcome more than any child ever should.

The boy, born in Ethiopia, struggled daily for survival. When his mother fell ill, the child --- then only 5 or 6 --- took to begging on the streets of his city to gather enough food and money to support his family. Two years ago Teme, as he's now known, was rescued by Diane and Scott Larson, a Waterloo couple with two biological children and a previously adopted Ethiopian daughter, Sabrina.

The Larsons knew their journey would not be easy. Sabrina came to them as a toddler with little in the way of verbal skills. She learned English without a problem

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Comment from: john john [Visitor]
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john john

Wish him all the best.

03/13/13 @ 23:32
Comment from: Iowa [Visitor]
Iowa

WOW!!I live about 30 minutes away from Waterloo Iowa i am the only Ethiopian closed to my Ethiopian Boy. Should i go visit them?

03/15/13 @ 14:37
Comment from: bombolino [Visitor]
bombolino

Iowa,

According to the article, it seems like you are not the only Ethiopian in the area. You should meet him if you get a chance to do so.

03/16/13 @ 21:32

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