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Hasan Khazaal enjoys a rare quiet monent with nephew Zeenabdeen Hadi, 4, at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. (May 20, 2011)(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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Hasan Khazaal, uncle of Iraqi burn victim

He is barely an adult himself, but 21-year-old Hasan Khazaal has taken on the daunting task of bringing his 3-year-old nephew from Iraq to the U.S. for life-changing surgery. They arrived April 21, and young Zeenabdeen Hadi will spend months getting plastic surgery to repair damage from the burns he received in attacks at his home city of Dujail, just north of Baghdad.