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Port Au Prince, Haiti. Wednesday, July 1, 2010.
//Mirlanda Pierre, 12, is fitted for a Prosthetic leg at Handicap International in Port Au Prince, Haiti. At left s her father Mirto Pierre and at right is Alex from El Salvador. Mirlanda was pulled from the rubble of a neighbor's house three days after the earthquake. She and her father have been at MSF (Medicine Sans Frontiers) field hospital in Delmas 31 ever since as she sustained injuries which included the loss of her leg and the loss of use of her left hand.
She is one of many residents of Port Au Prince receiving aid for injuries at Handicap International, which has had a presence in Haiti since before the earthquake but has stepped up its presence considerable in the wake of the earthquake. Many of its patients who have lost limbs are healing up to the point where they can be fitted for more permanent prosthetics. Port Au Prince, Haiti, //
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