A couple who lost their son want to donate his belongings to help arriving Afghan families

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA 19—John Kelly and his wife, Christina, had held on to their son’s childhood belongings, his Lego blocks and Beanie Babies, thinking that if they ever became grandparents, the kids might like to play with their father’s old toys. That “someday” vanished in November, gone with their only child, Thomas, age 30. His dresser, bed, and desk, left behind when he moved into a place of his own, are upstairs in the couple’s Delaware County, Pennsylvania, home, along with a bookcase crammed with works in the languages he mastered, French, German, Spanish, and Arabic. They wondered what to do…

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