Mohammed, Raja'a & Mahmood
In July, 2016, Mohammed (right in photo), who was 17 at the time, was on his way with his mother, Raja’a (center), to visit his grandmother in a nearby village. On their way, a mine exploded next to his mother, causing her to lose consciousness. When Mohammed ran to help her, a second mine exploded, injuring Mohammed. When another young man, Mahmood (left in photo) ran to help after he heard these explosions, he himself was struck by a third mine.
The three survivors were identified by MLI’s in-country Yemen Manager and were introduced by video call to the students of John Moffet School in Philadelphia, PA in January, 2017. All of the survivors needed prosthetic limbs so they can resume their lives, continue to work and care for their families. Through CHAMPS, all three are in the process of being fitted with prosthetic limbs and are receiving other needed rehabilitative care.