POST FALLS-- An 11-year-old boy received extensive medical care, including a new leg in Post Falls on Wednesday.
Nearly three years ago, Rahim and his cousin stepped on land mine near their home in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The cousin was killed and the blast severed Rahim's left leg, sent shrapnel ricocheting into his body, and punctured over half of his eardrum.
Thanks to Solace for the Children, Tony and Jill Ledford of Coeur d'Alene, and numerous health care providers, the vivacious youngster received a new leg, reconstructed ear drum, dental treatment, blood work, inoculations and plastic surgery.
Solace for the Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing children from strife-torn areas to the United States for medical treatment.
Solace for the Children has brought over 150 Afghan children to the U.S. Rahim is the first child to come to the Spokane/Coeur d' Alene area.