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14-year-old girl receiving treatment in Chicago after losing legs in Gaza bombing

Child double amputee honored in Chicago
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- Groups in the southwest suburbs of Chicago are gathering to honor a young girl from Gaza who lost both of her legs due to the Israel-Hamas War. 

Leyan, 14, says her life was forever changed on Oct. 27 when a blast hit her house. 

She sustained severe injuries to her legs and had to have them amputated without anesthesia. 

At a ceremony, Leyan described the attack that killed two of her sisters and two other children. 

"The targeting and bombing of my house also led to the killing of [a] one-day-old ... and my 5-year-old niece," she said. 

Leyan is now receiving treatment at Shriner's Hospital with help from the nonprofit Heal Palestine. 

She says she now wants to become a doctor to help other children who have suffered from war. 

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