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Elissa Montanti

American soldiers in Iraq (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Boy And U.S. Soldier Reunite Years After Life Changing Surgery

A touching reunion took place on Staten Island on Saturday, when a U.S. Army Major and an Iraqi boy who was injured by a landmine got a chance to meet again after meeting half a world away.

06/22/2013

An Iraqi child named Wa'ad (featured in the 60 Minutes story) in a wheelchair (credit: Global Medical Relief Fund)

Stories From Main Street: Donations Quadruple At S.I. Charity Following ’60 Minutes’ Profile

For fifteen years, Elissa Montanti has, in relative obscurity, run the Global Medical Relief Fund from a makeshift office in her walk-in closet.

04/11/2011

Elissa Montanti (Photo/60 Minutes)

S.I. Woman On Global Mission To Help 1 Child At A Time

Elissa Montanti has reached out to children in Bosnia, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Pakistan just to name a few.

03/25/2011