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Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones

Heart of Treasure Valley

Wounded veteran trains twice to climb Everest

Since having his lower leg amputated after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville has tried twice to climb the highest mountain in the world — and each time was turned away by devastating natural disasters on and near Everest. He wanted — and wants — to prove something to himself, to other veterans and to the world: That injured veterans can do anything. His climb is sponsored by The Heroes Project.

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Sierra Leone exchange student seeing ‘better days’ after surgery

Joseph Sesay is a foreign exchange student from Sierra Leone, attending Boise High School as a blind student. “I wanted to come to the U.S. simply because, number one, I want to explore the world. And number two, I want to get more education, improve my English, yes. Number three, of course, to make more friends. And number four, to share the cultures.” Joseph is getting all that. And unexpectedly more: He is also getting his sight.