Thursday, August 5, 2010

(NEWS) Haitian Amputee Is On Her Way To Israel For Care

"On Feb. 17, Mitchell Landsberg told the story of Sounlove Zamour, a 19-year-old who lost both legs and her father in the Haitian earthquake in January. She is one of many new amputees in Haiti whose futures are in question. As Landsberg wrote, the disabled are often on the margins of society in a country where even the able-bodied struggle to get by.

Zamour was close to finishing high school, a rare accomplishment in Haiti. But her injuries and the death of her father, her sole means of support, put her education in jeopardy.

'I have no father,' she told Landsberg. 'I'd like to continue my education, but I can't.'"

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