Disabled Laotians find refuge on basketball court

June 17, 2011

by World Vision Report

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Sports can be a safehaven for the disabled in Laos. Above, Eay Siimay won a bronze medal in powerlifting at the 2008 Paralympics

In Laos, people disabled by polio or injured by unexploded weapons leftover from various conflicts often face stigma and stares. But, as the World Vision Report’s Erwin Loy discovered, the basketball court can be a safe-haven for some of these disabled Laotians.

This story first aired on the World Vision Report. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.