A yard sale and online auction over the weekend to benefit Mushtaq Jihad of Richland brought in about $8,200 -- more than enough to help the Iraqi refugee purchase a new prosthetic leg.
About $22,000 was needed altogether, and previous fundraising efforts brought in more than $14,000.
Jihad, 42, came to the U.S. as a refugee about six years ago, after being targeted by a militia group in his home country. He lost his right leg and his infant son in a bomb blast set by the group.
Then last year he was hit with another blow. He was diagnosed with leukemia.
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He is persevering through cancer treatment and has the goal of getting back to work to support his wife and four young daughters. He's in need to a quality prosthetic leg to help with that goal.