One Step at a Time
Brave Kosovo Teen Standing Tall and Proud on New Legs

Ibadete Thaqi was maimed last year when she picked up a water bucket that was booby-trapped with a land mine, losing one leg above the knee and the other below. Now she is taking her first steps on prosthetic legs in a New York Hospital.

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To help cover living expenses for Ibadete Thaqi and her mother while she receives therapy in New York can send donations to NYANA-The Ibadete Thaqi Fund, New York Association for New Americans, 17 Battery Place, New York, N.Y. 10004-1102, or call (212) 898-4101.

Those interested in helping the Global Medical Relief Organization Fund can send donations to the fund at 64 MacFarland Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.

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