Two fathers who live worlds apart — one in the West Bank, the other in California — are meeting in Toronto for the first time this weekend.
The lives of Ismael Khatib, 45, a mechanic, and Reg Green, 82, a journalist, couldn’t be more different. And yet they are bound by a life-altering experience. They both lost their young sons to a gunman’s bullets. And they both allowed their dying children’s organs and tissue to be harvested for transplants.
As a result of two violent deaths — and the generosity of two grieving families — 11 lives were saved. Another two people regained their sight.
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