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Khalil, Diving & The Palestine Children's Relief Fund

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Khalil Jadili traveled to Dubai with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund to receive prosthetic limbs after losing both legs in a shell attack on his house in Gaza. …

Khalil Jadili traveled to Dubai with the Palestine Children's Relief Fund to receive prosthetic limbs after losing both legs in a shell attack on his house in Gaza.

Khalil's positive spirit, courage and love for sports inspired everyone who met him and helped him become the first Arab double amputee Scuba Diver.

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  • 1. Where there is determination.. there is hope Khalil’s story by Rama Chakaki Baraka Ventures October 2010 1 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 2. January 16, 2009 4,560 wounded 1,600 children Khalil Jadili was among them.. 2 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 3. The skies rained shells ... 3 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 4. I saw flashes..thunder roared 4 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 5. 5 I was lucky, I only lost my legs... my brother lost his eye, my youngest brother lost his life. Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 6. March 2010 - I arrived in Dubai to fit prosthetic legs 6 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 7. 7 The community showed tremendous support Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 8. I told my story to the PCRF team “Under the rubble, covered with ash, they knew me from the sparkle in my eyes” I am determined, athletic, and hopeful! 8 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 9. 1 year 3 months later.. 9 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 10. Standing tall 10 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 11. Life as a teenager ... no limits! 11 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 12. 12 They suggested I try scuba diving.. why not? I love new challenges. Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 13. 13 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 14. Anxious 14 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 15. Ready 15 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 16. Embracing life 16 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 17. Gaining confidence 17 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 18. 18 Taking to the water like fish Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 19. Give me more! 19 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 20. My first sea dive...Ya Allah! 20 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 21. Ecstatic... 21 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 22. Disability is a state of mind! 22 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 23. First certificate was easy.. They suggested I do more.. I agreed. 23 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 24. My training began.. 24 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 25. Many people saw me and joined to support.. journalists, photographers, community volunteers, dive instructors 25 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 26. Ali bin Thaleth joined.. a Emirati avid diver, award winning photographer and filmmaker 26 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 27. My training was fun, tiring and long 27 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 28. I slowly realized how unique my experience is, and the impact it has not only on me.. but other amputees in the Arab world! 28 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 29. 29 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 30. While I used webbed gloves, volunteers were designing underwater artificial limbs 30 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 31. 31 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 32. The community support and the media was great! My family watched my progress on TV, others read about me on the internet. 32 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 33. I went diving with Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum 33 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 34. Ali bin Thaleth made a documentary film on my journey to support the PCRF and inspire others 34 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 35. Diving with Sheikh Hamdan ... “Disability is a state of mind” 35 Friday, November 5, 2010
  • 36. community.pcrf.net www.pcrf.net 36 Photo Credits: Mr. Joi Ito - Creative Commons Mr.Ali Bin Thaleth - Dubai Mind Presentation & Story Compiled by BarakaVentures Friday, November 5, 2010

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