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The boys in red-and-blue-striped jerseys race across the field—their eyes fixated on the bright yellow ball as sweat drips from their brows. Palm trees border one side of the playing field while the Congo River ripples behind.

If you look at the boys from the waist up, you might think this was just another soccer game. It is not. The players have braces on their legs–some are short to support just the ankle, others longer for knee and hip support. A few players hit the ball with their crutches.

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