Nguyen Thi Thanh, 53, and her daughter, Tran Thi Le Huyen, 26. Tran Thi Le Huyen sits in a wheelchair and lies in bed all day with spina bifida. Her mother says she worries about what will happen to her daughter when she dies.
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh, 53, and her daughter, Tran Thi Le Huyen, 26. Tran Thi Le Huyen sits in a wheelchair and lies in bed all day with spina bifida. Her mother says she worries about what will happen to her daughter when she dies.
  • This 10-year-old child has spina bifida, which doctors say was caused by his parents' exposure to agent orange through a local water source.
  • Anh Nguyen Khanh, 53, a motorbike driver stands behind his 14-year-old son, Nguyen Trong Qui, who has severe spina binifida. Anh Nguyen Khanh also has a daughter afflicted with an Agent-Orange related illness.
  • 17-year-old Tran Thanh Truong Tin, with his father, Tran Thanh Dung, 45, a former Viet Cong child soldier who says he was sprayed directly with Agent Orange.
  • Hoang Thi The, 71, with her son in his 30s, whose name she preferred to go unpublished. She wasn't sure what disease he has, but it looks like spina bifida again, like most victims. She is the mother of two Agent Orange victims in their 30s, one boy and one girl.
  • Government-funded center for victims of Agent Orange and other disabled children in Danang, central Vietnam.

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