Nightly News   |  November 27, 2013

Generous ‘Nightly’ viewer pays Afghan boy’s tuition

After watching a Richard Engel report about a boy injured in a bombing whose family had no way to get him to school in his wheelchair, a “Nightly” viewer’s contribution will allow him to return. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a few days back we brought you a report from richard engel in afghanistan, the story of a young boy badly injured in a bombing. he lost his legs. making things harder his home is far from school and his family have no way to get him to school in his wheelchair. thanks to the generosity of a "nightly news" viewer who wishes to remain anonymous, that young man can now continue his physical therapy while attending the international school of kabul, a year's tuition has been paid for. richard engel plans to be with american troops for thanksgiving dinner tomorrow in afghanistan. the pentagon is supplying 45,000 meals, trying to ensure everyone who is deployed gets a hot meal, even at remote fire base where is the food has to be flown in. we hope you remember them all at your own thanksgiving table.