Four Tanzanian children lost their limbs in vicious attacks because they have albinism, a genetic condition that results in the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. In parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, superstition leads some to believe that the body parts of those with albinism can bring wealth and success. Many people with albinism have been maimed or killed so that their body parts could be used in rituals and potions. They also face severe discrimination. But through the support of charities, these children were able to travel to the United States and received prosthetic limbs, as well as new hope.
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