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体障不阻摄影路

行动不便需靠拐杖行走的吴其骏是SPD的社工。他利用闲暇时间学摄影,并在SPD的大小活动上当摄影师。

志愿福利团体SPD(前称体障人士协会)举办活动时,多半会看到吴其骏(图左,38岁)穿梭在人群中,用镜头捕捉活动场面。

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The horse that saved his own life by painting

He was once a well-known racehorse, but it looked as though ill health would soon mean the end for Metro. Then his artist owner, Ron, had an unusual idea.

It’s said that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. So when Ron Krajewski first introduced his horse, Metro, to an easel there was no guarantee he would paint.

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His son died in 1994 but his heart only stopped beating this year

“The first time I sensed danger was when a dark car came up close behind us and stayed there for a few moments,” says Reg Green, who is remembering the night his son was inexplicably shot by strangers in southern Italy. “Shortly after, this car began to overtake. I relaxed, thinking there was nothing wrong after all.”

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Lions Befriender has been volunteering for 30 years

When the then Ministry of Community Development (MCD) approached his church for volunteers to befriend needy elderly 30 years ago, he was the only one who signed up.

Today, Mr Soh Swee Kiat, 68, is one of the longest-serving volunteers at Lions Befrienders (LB), which works with seniors who are living on their own and have few kin or friends.

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The Afghan restaurant run by domestic abuse survivors

Afghanistan has been labelled one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. One study suggested 87% of women in the country experience some form of domestic violence. Sodaba Haidare visited one place in the capital Kabul that offers hope to women escaping abuse.

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A Drug Addict to a Fruit Juice Millionaire

A drug addict who slept rough on the streets of Los Angeles, he eventually regained consciousness after the medical team used a defibrillator to give him an electric shock.

This was back in 2003, when Khalil was 33 years old. Also addicted to crack cocaine, he weighed just 109lb (49kg), and his skin was covered in ulcers.

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独臂神射手范弘昊 单手创造奇迹

范弘昊出生时右手被脐带缠住,导致发育不全,天生缺少右手臂,因此只能用左手打篮球,但无论是快速运球上篮,或是中距离投射却都难不倒他。用一隻手打球当然比较辛苦,范弘昊在投篮的时候,只能用有残缺的右手扶着球,所以稳定度较差。儘管如此,右手的残缺并没有让他却步,他反而是苦练速度来弥补不足,以敏捷的身手打出「独臂神射手」的称号。

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