REBEL WITH A CAUSE: 11yr. Old Girl Who Defied The Taliban Finds a Home in NC

Published on August 5, 2013

Eleven-year-old Farida was just playing in her backyard in Afghanistan when a bomb went off tearing through her eye and killing three of her siblings.

The young girl was given a second chance after her family defied the Taliban and collaborated with U.S. relief forces to give Farida the surgery she needed.

Through Solace for Children, a charity which helps injured children get medical attention, Farida was flown to North Carolina where she was treated for her missing eye and found a second home with a loving American family.

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