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Wheelchair-bound teen singer steals Vietnam’s heart

Brittle bone disease means Phuong Anh is restricted to a wheelchair. “Moving is ordinary; I can do more,” says the 16-year-old singer. A finalist in Vietnam’s Got Talent, she is inspiring other handicapped youth.

Listen to the report by Marianne Brown in Hanoi:

Wheelchair-bound teen singer steals Vietnam’s heart

Phuong Anh

Phuong Anh doesn’t let her bone disease keep her from sharing her talent (Photo: Unicef)

Phuong Anh

Phuong Anh performed recently at the launch of the United Nations Children’s Fund report on the state of the world’s children (Photo: Unicef)

Phuong Anh

“Moving is ordinary, and I can do more than that,” says Phuong Anh (Photo: Unicef)

Date

Tuesday 11.06.2013 | 12:44

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Spaniard with spina bifida a hero for disabled kids

Eric from northern Spain defied the odds by reaching his second birthday. Now the 23-year-old with spina bifida shows other disabled kids that they can exceed expectations, too.

Listen to the rerport by Ashifa Kassam from Lleida, Spain:

Spaniard with spina bifida a hero for disabled kids

Eric Solanes

Eric Solanes (left) has been volunteering with kids with Down Syndrome for six years (Photo: Pilar Agustín Sanjuán)

Eric Solanes

Eric (left) says his illness helped make him who he is (Photo: Pilar Agustín Sanjuán)

Eric Solanes

Eric (left) never liked the word ‘normal’ (Photo: Pilar Agustín Sanjuán)

Visit the Down Lleida website (in Spanish).

Date

Tuesday 12.03.2013 | 13:23

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