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British Boy Sends Message Of Goodwill To Iraqi Boy Injured In War
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 30 2003

WORCESTER, ENGLAND--When 11-year-old Cornel Hrisca-Munn learned about Ali Ismaeel Abbas, a 12-year-old Iraqi boy who recently lost both arms in a missile attack, he knew he wanted to help in any way he could.

"I sort of feel what he is going through," said Cornel who himself was born without the lower parts of his arms.

So Cornel wrote a letter to Ali, whose family was killed in the attack on his home.

"I am sorry to hear about your terrible injuries and your family tragedy," Cornel wrote. "I have been following your story every day on the television and I am hoping you will get well soon."

"My name is Cornel Hrisca-Munn and I am 11 years old. I was born in Romania with no lower arms and a twisted leg, which I had to have amputated."

In the letter, Cornel went on to explain that he enjoys playing sports like snooker, basketball, football and swimming.

"Swimming is something I enjoy and I am reasonable quite good at it."

Cornel intends to raise money to help buy prosthetic arms for Ali by swimming 50 lengths of the Worcester Citizens Swimming Pool, this Wednesday, July 2. He can be contacted through email at cornelmunn@aol.com

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