Tanzanian children, hunted for body parts, receive prosthetic limbs: Part 2
Baraka and Mwigulu, who were brutally attacked for having albinism, met with doctors in New York City this summer as part of a goodwill mission.
Tanzanian children lost limbs in brutal attacks for having albinism : Part 1
In Tanzania, the body parts of people with albinism are believed to harness magical powers so they become targets.
Tanzanian children with albinism , hunted for their body parts, receive prosthetic limbs and a new lease on life
Baraka and Mwigulu are bunkmates, living in hiding in Tanzania, where they are hunted simply because of how they look. They weren’t born brothers, but their shared experiences as children with albinism in rural Africa have made them just that. Albinism is a disorder marked by an absence of pigment
Tanzanian child, attacked for having albinism , gets new arm
Albinism is a disorder marked by an absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, and in Tanzania, many believe people with albinism are "haunted beings."
Artist's dolls give women with skin-pigment loss 'confidence' and 'a voice'
Crystal Kaye's work designing dolls to represent women with skin-pigment loss is drawing grateful responses from women across the country who are thrilled to have a doll that looks like them. “I get messages from women saying that they’re in tears. Women in their 40s and 50s, crying because they’re
Dozens of rare white deer will be available for public viewing
Only a few glimpses of rare white deer had been possible in upstate New York, until now. Inside the 24 miles of chain-link fence that protect the former Seneca Army Depot, dozens of white deer have grown to become what Seneca White Deer Inc. says is the largest herd of their kind in the world.
Tanzanian child victims of attacks are given new limbs
Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks made their way home this week after receiving prosthetics - and a dose of confidence - in the United States. The children, ages 7, 14, 15 and 16, were treated free of charge at Shriners Hospital
Legally blind fourth-grader gets gift of sight for his birthday
A legally blind fourth-grader in Tennessee got the birthday gift of a lifetime recently when his school surprised him with glasses giving him perfect vision. On Friday, Lanier Elementary in Maryville presented Andrew Borden, 10, with eSight3 eyewear. He'd been told the gift was for his class of
Legally blind Tennessee boy gets gift of sight for his birthday
A Tennessee community came together to help a family purchase pricey eyewear that lets a legally blind boy born with ocular albinism see more clearly.
Baby Smiles After Seeing Mom For First Time Through Glasses
Leopold Reppond was recently outfitted with glasses after his diagnosis of oculocutaneous albinism.