HAPPY: Afghan girl’s skull rebuilt by U.S. medic in dusty building

A 7-YEAR-OLD AFGHAN GIRL leaves a U.S. military base with her father after she was given Happy the teddy bear, a gift from Rangely High School graduate Leslie Pratt. The girl was injured in an attack by the Taliban last month, and the American medic who treated her thought she would die. She lived.



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A 7-YEAR-OLD AFGHAN GIRL leaves a U.S. military base with her father after she was given Happy the teddy bear, a gift from Rangely High School graduate Leslie Pratt. The girl was injured in an attack by the Taliban last month, and the American medic who treated her thought she would die. She lived.

Melanie Pratt is not angry that her father gave away her Happy. When Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt was deployed to Afghanistan nearly four months ago, he promised to bring Happy the teddy bear back…




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