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This picture was taken at a school for severely handicapped children in Pokhara. Most of the children are suffering from muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that wastes the muscles.They spend periods of every day at this walking frame. They pull themselves up and force themselves to walk backwards and forwards,in order to build up their muscles and improve their mobility.It is very moving to see their determination. The home is run by a local organization with help from Handicap International.The staff here are dedicated and the children full of courge.

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Viewed: 2009
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Additional Photos by kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1011 W: 170 N: 1770] (7385)
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