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