Afghan boy awakes from surgery in time to say goodbye to Army officer who helped him
A lot of arguments can be made for and against US foreign aid and the role of American interventionism when it comes to development. With that said there are several untold stories from the unique perspective of the individual demonstrating the power each of us has upon the other.
This story shows the relationship between a US Army officer and what he did to intervene on behalf of a little boy in Afghanistan before departing for Africa for a year long mission.
“SCRANTON, Pa. — A 7-year-old Afghan boy born with his bladder outside of his body awoke from corrective surgery just in time to say goodbye to the U.S. Army officer who helped make it possible.”
Veterans Are Being Told: ‘We Don’t Hire Your Kind’
While the general public is being informed that Company X will commit to hiring some random number of veterans, veterans are facing a sobering reality and are being told by hiring managers that we aren’t a right fit, or in Melissa’s case, “We don’t hire your kind”.
I think what Melissa W. illustrates is not just her own plight, but all of our doubts on how the civilian world treats veterans when on the job hunt.
Yes, we understand that you’re grateful for our service, but at the end of the day, we need work too. Show us that you appreciate our service, don’t just tell us.