A grateful New Zealand woman has been given a second chance with new prosthetic legs provided by a surgeon who knows how important second chances are after he fled war-ravaged Iraq to Australia as a refugee.

Seven Sharp reports this Christmas is going to be very special for Penny Gifkins who had struggled with old, less than ideal prosthetic legs after her own legs were amputated six years ago having been ravaged by meningitis.

With no ACC funding for her to have better prosthetics, Ms Gifkins started fundraising to get them herself, Kiwis contributing $40,000.

In Sydney, meanwhile, her surgeon Dr Munjed Al Muderis has been putting aside his own difficulties so others like Ms Gifkins can get a better life.

Full Article: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/special-christmas-for-kiwi-woman-with-new-prosthetic-legs-thanks-to-selfless-iraqi-refugee-surgeon.html

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