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PostSubject: Christmas in Peru can change lives   Mon 29 Dec 2008 - 9:04

Illawarra Mercury (Aus) - 27 Dec 2008

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(from page 3) In the nearby village of Pampacucho, a tiny collection of simple mud brick homes high up the valley, I met three-year-old Yaneeth, who has Down's syndrome.

In such a remote and underdeveloped area, no-one in the community knows how to raise her. She cannot walk or talk and barely knew what to do with the bread when I tried to feed her.

I was heartbroken, having gone to school with a girl with Down's syndrome and knowing what beautiful, affectionate people they can be. This time, I could not hold back the tears....

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