Iraqi teen gets new leg

April 10, 2009 2:59:33 PM PDT
An Iraqi teenager is back in Philadelphia and now walking with a new prosthetic leg. Action News has been following 14-year-old Mohammed Rasoul. He was first brought to the U.S. by 'Global Medical Relief' after a car bomb in Fallujah blew off his right leg and killed his cousin.

That was in 2007. He was brought to Shriner's Hospital for a prosthetic leg. Today he's back for a new leg to compensate for his growth. He says he's both happy and grateful.

"Because everyone here help me always. I can't speak English but need to say to everyone at Shriner's, thank you," Mohammed said.

Mohammad will go back to Iraq in about a week. His family has moved from Fallujah due to the violence. They are now living in Baghdad.

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