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The pain that needs to be healed .
By Patmol Black
He is a boy born without arms..Everything he wants to do depends totally on his parents, from eating to going to bed, from moving to bathing. Life certainly plays a very hard time on him. However, he still lives for the love of his parents and also for his own sake even though the nightmare keeps going on and on day after day. He wants to go to school. But he has no hands to write, so, he thinks about using his toes to hold the pencil. At first it is very difficult, the muscle pain often occurs and it is so intense that he would never forget it until the end of his life. This is the kind of story you'd hear about most of the Vietnamese childern born without arms in Vietnam.
This disability is not natural. Along with various other kinds of birth defects and sometimes even blood cancer, it is caused by Agent Orange, the chemical herbicide used by America in order to kill plants which served as a camouflage for guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War.
According to Wikipedia, Agent Orange as a military defoliant was used from 1961 and discontinued in 1971, after over 6000 spraying missions in Vietnam and Cambodia, causing serious harms to the health of exposed Vietnameses, Cabodians and Americans, their children and grandchildren
An April 2003 report paid for by the National Academy of Sciences concludes that during this war, 3,181 villages were sprayed directly with herbicides. Between 2.1 and 4.8 million people "would have been present during the spraying". Furthermore, many U.S military personnel were also sprayed or came in contact with herbicides in those recently sprayed areas.
The American Government should be... [continues]
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