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.
In Tanzania, the body parts of people with albinism are believed to harness magical powers so they become targets.
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
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."
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
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.
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
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
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.
Leopold Reppond was recently outfitted with glasses after his diagnosis of oculocutaneous albinism.