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FROM THIS EPISODE

After being shot in the eye during the war in Somalia, Abdi Hussein came to America when he was seven. This is the story about the difficulty of fitting in when you are a tall, African kid with a strange looking eye, who speaks no english and wears unusual things -- and when your mother cooks over fire in the front yard for fear of using the stove. It's about the heartbreak of being an outcast and the difference one kind person can make, and it's about Abdi's ultimate triumph when he discovers a talent for the one thing that will make American kids love you more than anything...

 

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Abdi has his first surgery in Somalia

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Abdi and his brother upon arriving in America

 

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Abdi, the basketball star (that's him with the ball)

 

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Abdi, the high school graduate

 

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Abdi, the college student

 

Producers:
Lea Thau

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