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The Web is Rallying Around Five-Year-Old Yousiff

This is one of those heart-wrenching stories where you don't say "something must be done about this" -- the only words that seem to fit the situation is "something will be done about this."

Read the story, then look at the slide show. Maybe you'll have an idea as to what should be done next.

UPDATE: See comments below.

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Comments (6)

mary emerson-smith:

I have called the Shriners Hospital line. They say that the Shriners Hospital in Boston is aware of Youssif's plight and is going to help. I made a donation in his name as this is the time for action. Here is a person you can call to offer your help: Kathy Golden, Director of Public
Relations PH: (617) 371-4784. Youssif once wanted to be a doctor; perhaps if the Shriners come to his assistance that dream can be restored. Perhaps the boy with the twisted mouth and dead eyes can once again dream.

Lee Ward:

Great job, Mary - keep spreading the word. I'll do a follow-up posting in a few days. If you can report back on any further developments I'll include those in the post.

-Lee Ward



Just saw a report on CNN about Yousiff. The Children's Burn Center Foundation is bringing him and his family to the US for a year where he will have multiple surgeries from a Dr. Peter Grossman, at Boston, I believe.

It was a response to the lefty liberal CNN coverage a few days before.

Lee Ward:

thanks, Michael - I received an email also on this and will post an update this weekend with a link for donations.

Sad story, hopefully things will get better soon for Yousiff.


BTW, Lee, how does one use html tags, for example to get italics or bold?

Lee Ward:

Check out this link.

It shows you how to get bold, italics, etc.

Using the same angled brackets around the word blockquote will get you an indented box like this example:

This text has been blockquoted


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