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Teens With Cancer Get Their 'Quinceañera' in Nicaragua
For the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a quinceañera for girls from poor, rural families — teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer.
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Nicaraguan girls suffering from cancer dance during a quinceanera party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Mayerling Rivera, a Nicaraguan girl suffering from leukemia, looks through a window during preparations for a party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Nicaraguan girls suffering from cancer prepare for a quinceanera party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Yamileth Barrera, left, a 16-year-old from San Jose de Bocay, on a wheelchair she uses because of bone cancer. ties the shoe of her friend Keyling Kenry, suffering from a Hodgkin's lymphoma, as they prepare for a quinceanera party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Nicaraguan girls suffering from cancer dance with army cadets during a quinceanera party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Nicaraguan girls suffering from cancer wait for a car to leave after a quinceanera party in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday Sept. 21, 2013. (AP)
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Teens With Cancer Get Their 'Quinceañera' in Nicaragua

For the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a quinceañera for girls from poor, rural families — teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer.

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