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Wheelchair basketball in Laos

Wheelchair basketball in Laos

A radio piece from Laos, where the sport of wheelchair basketball has become a source of strength for one athlete who had spent his life living in the shadows.

"I just felt like I was different from others," says Samnieng Thommavong, whose extended family shunned him when he lost the use of a leg to polio as a child. "I even felt that I was not fully a human being."