Life-changing surgery for Afghan boy

Bilal Sharif, 7, was born with his bladder

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Bilal Sharif, 7, was born with his bladder outside his body, a rare condition that made his life difficult. Now, after surgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, he is healing. Bilal was brought to the United States with the help of Maj. Glenn Battschinger, of the U.S. Army Reserve. Videojournalist: Chris Ware (Nov. 26, 2013)

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