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    Elliot Weintrob, the president of the Orthotic Prosthetic Center, begins to recreate what was taken from Mariamu Staford, 28, at his office in Fairfax, Va. Mariamu lost both her arms in a brutal attack targeting people with albinism. Weintrob made her a custom set of prosthetic limbs free of charge. "You can't turn the other way when you see something like that," he said. "You got to say, 'What can I do to help?'"
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    Rahsaan Holley guides Staford as she relearns how to do everything, even the most simple, everyday tasks such as picking up objects. She has only a few days to master what most people learn in the course of months.
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    Staford came to America for a life-changing procedure. But the trip was also her first time on a plane and outside Tanzania. Most dizzying of all, it was her first time seeing and touching snow. "It was very cold," she said.
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    Staford poses with her surrogate family: Joyce Kigembe, left, a native Tanzanian, was her U.S. nurse and interpreter; Vicky Ntetema, right, was the journalist who first exposed her tragedy; and Kitty DeWitt, center, is the mother of two adult children with albinism and the unofficial den mother to Staford's team of Good Samaritans.
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    Staford and local members of the albinism community meet with U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, to lobby the U.S. government to take action to prevent the killings of people with albinism in East Africa. Three months later, the House passed a resolution condemning the attacks.
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    Staford tells ABC News' Juju Chang how grateful she is to have met so many wonderful people who have shown tremendous love and care for her.
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    Congressman Connolly poses with a group of his constituents. The group was galvanized to action after learning of the atrocities in Tanzania from a "20/20" report last year.
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    Not a ordinary sip of water, it represents independence for Staford. She lost her arms in a machete attack and was unable to feed herself.
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    Those who know her best say that since Staford returned to Tanzania with her new arms, she has become a new person. Staford has enrolled in school to become a seamstress. "It's hope for every person that when you lose your limbs you shouldn't give up," friend Vicky Ntetema said.
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    When "20/20" first interviewed Staford, she said the most difficult part of the attack was not "feeling the love of my child, because I can't even carry or hug him." Pictured are Staford and her son today, after she got her prostheses.
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    Staford was eager to show "20/20" correspondent Juju Chang how self-sufficient she has become.
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    Throughout her visit to America, Staford touched the hearts of everyone she met, especially Kitty DeWitt, right, who called the single mother a "radiant inspiration."
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