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Juan Eliel lies in a cot in his family's home in Dulce Nombre, a small rural community of 2,000 on October 3, 2004. His family doesn't know of a name for his condition, but says he was born brain-damaged and has never walked. He receives no medical attention and a donated wheelchair sits broken in the corner, keeping him housebound.

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Juan Eliel lies in a cot in his family's home in Dulce Nombre, a small rural community of 2,000 on October 3, 2004.  His family doesn't know of a name for his condition, but says he was born brain-damaged and has never walked.  He receives no medical attention and a donated wheelchair sits broken in the corner, keeping him housebound.