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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

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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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Omar advocates for refugees on Spanish stages

Omar was just 17 when he embarked on the treacherous journey from Senegal to start a new life in Spain. Now 23, he shares his story in a theater project aimed at sensitizing locals to the plight of refugees like him.

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Date

Monday 08.08.2011 | 14:39

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