You already know by now that I believe environment, toxins and pollutions play no small part in creating learning disabilities for children. That’s in America.
What about war-torn countries? It always breaks my heart when I see kids with disabilities abroad, because I cannot imagine what their kids are suffering or how helpless their families must feel. Ekhlas, an Iraqi mother of five, is one of the many mothers that have uprooted their families in Iraq to save their children – you know you would do the same. For Iraqi refugees, like the Ibrahim family, war, violence and toxins have made the situation worse. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to raise a disabled child in one of these countries.
Since 2008 the legal nonprofit, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, has successfully relocated over 1000 Iraqi refugees into safe communities and lobbied for more accommodating legal legislation. Recently, they helped to relocate the Ibrahim family to the United States. Now their children can get the help they need and grow up able to