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'Bionic' Fashion Show Fulfills Dreams for Cancer Survivors
A group of 15 young Latino cancer survivors, some using artificial limbs, turned heads at a Bionic fashion show in Ecuador.

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Arli Mujica, from Venezuela, supports herself on crutches as she wears a piece of her costume before the start of the Bionic Fashion show, backstage at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. Mujica, a former runner whose whose left leg was amputated due to cancer and uses a prosthetic leg, joined 15 other models from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador to model creations by Ecuadorian designers at an event organized by the Youth Against Cancer Foundation which aimed to break stereotypes and social barriers for the young cancer survivors. Today, Mujica now swims at the paralympic level. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Helianny Garcia uses crutches as she parades down the catwalk during the Bionic Fashion show at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) Garcia

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Arli Mujica uses crutches as she walks down the catwalk during the Bionic Fashion show at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Yulexi Chevez is assisted as she parades down the catwalk using her prosthetic leg during the Bionic Fashion Show at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Cintia Caraguay, is helped with a dress as she prepares to model a creation before the start of the Bionic Fashion show backstage at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Eric Salas holds still as he is prepared to model clothing at the Bionic Fashion show, backstage at the Metropolitan Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. Salas, from Venezuela, is a cancer survivor whose right arm was amputated due to his illness. He joined 15 other models from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador to model creations by Ecuadorian designers at an event organized by the Youth Against Cancer Foundation which aimed to break stereotypes and social barriers for the young cancer survivors. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

'Bionic' Fashion Show Fulfills Dreams for Cancer Survivors

A group of 15 young Latino cancer survivors, some using artificial limbs, turned heads at a Bionic fashion show in Ecuador.

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