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The Baltimore Sun

Seifu Mekonnen

Fassil Abebe beams as he hugs Martha Negash after the meeting of Friends of Seifu Tibo's (Mekonnen's boxing nickname) in Little Ethiopia restaurant in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2010. The group of native Ethiopians is working on raising money for the ailing Mekonnen, who needs a kidney transplant.Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times