Extra Special Oakland International H.S. Graduate…He Never Gave Up

The staff at  Children’s Hospital Oakland nicknamed him “Lion Heart” because despite all odds, Saleh Khalaf survived…and this weekend he graduated from Oakland International High School.

The story started in Iraq more than a decade ago when 9 year old Saleh picked up a smooth dirt-colored ball.

Click here for the story that involves a number of people who helped save the boy and the fighting spirit of Saleh.


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