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Investors Iraq News
10-31-2016, 01:21 PM
According to UNICEF, Iraq is now one of the most dangerous places in the world for children — this lawyer and mother is doing something about it! As Iraq*liberates Mosul,*an Iraqi American mother and lawyer,*thousands of miles away,*is training*to run*in the November 6 New York City Marathon. (https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Streetsofnytothestreetsofbaghdad)
As she did at*the Chicago Marathon and the 9/11 Triathlon in Washington, DC,*she will proudly*carry US and Iraqi flags to champion the cause of Iraq’s most vulnerable children.
This woman is all heart.* She is “off the bench” and in the game.**Once a little girl in Baghdad herself, Mais Abousy can’t forget the*Iraqi girls and boys whose childhoods are at grave risk.* She is running for children like:
Bayda who got medical help for burns she suffered*when fleeing with her family from ISIS violence near Mosul.
Ali and*Sajad who got help from the street lawyers to get their*legal ID documents and are now going to school.
Sarah, an*orphan, who*collected cans from the trash, but was*abandoned*after her older sister was arrested. A social worker got her medical care and*helped her find a new home with relatives
Zahra* and*Sabreen*, young teenage girls in detention who need help applying for release under the new amnesty law.
Please join Mais’ campaign to love and support these children:***
**“From the Streets of New York to the Streets of Baghdad (https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Streetsofnytothestreetsofbaghdad)“
*Aliases for legal privacy*
(Source: Iraqi Children Foundation)



Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/10/31/iraqi-american-running-for-iraqi-children/)

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