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U.S. Marines and Non-profit Team Up To Bring Afghan Child To Charlotte For Medical Care

CHARLOTTE-- The group eagerly awaited the arrival of an 11:20 a.m. flight from Dulles. They made sure they had the right escalator and then they watched. The group was part of "Solace for the Children," a non-profit that's been bringing children to America for life-saving medical care since 1997.

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And then, as they're eyes are fixed, they see Hemi Dula descend down the escalator with a bright smile on his face. Some U.S. Marines discovered him in Afghanistan and knew his health was serious enough for Solace to accept him.

"They [U.S. military] have become very instrumental in helping us identify the needs of the children over there," said Sandy Tabor-Gray. She's been part of the program for years. Two of her children and her husband were part of the airport crowd welcoming and photographing Hemi.

"There's nothing in words I can say to my boys that is
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Added: Jan-1-2011 Occurred On: Dec-31-2010
By: marinemom
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Afghanistan, News, Middle East
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