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Quinceanera for kids with cancer

Norma del Carmen Blandin, a cancer patient, prepares for her 15th birthday party, organized by the Nicaraguan Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Leukemia and Cancer (MAPANICA) in Managua, Nicaragua October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin, a cancer patient, prepares for her 15th birthday party, organized by the Nicaraguan Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Leukemia and Cancer (MAPANICA) in Managua, Nicaragua October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Oswaldo...more

Norma del Carmen Blandin, a cancer patient, prepares for her 15th birthday party, organized by the Nicaraguan Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Leukemia and Cancer (MAPANICA) in Managua, Nicaragua October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair inside her bedroom at the Casa-Albergue in La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair inside her bedroom at the Casa-Albergue in La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair inside her bedroom at the Casa-Albergue in La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carme Blandin sits in her wheelchair in the garden of Casa-Albergue at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in her wheelchair in the garden of Casa-Albergue at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in her wheelchair in the garden of Casa-Albergue at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair while waiting for a stylist at a salon. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair while waiting for a stylist at a salon. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carme Blandin sits in a wheelchair while waiting for a stylist at a salon. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Cancer patients take a selfie while preparing. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take a selfie while preparing. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take a selfie while preparing. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Kristel Solange Rodriguez prepares for the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Kristel Solange Rodriguez prepares for the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Kristel Solange Rodriguez prepares for the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Cancer patients prepare for their 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients prepare for their 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients prepare for their 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares Norma del Carmen Blandin. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Volunteer stylist Juan prepares a cancer patient for her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares a cancer patient for her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Volunteer stylist Juan prepares a cancer patient for her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carmen Blandin speaks with her godmother before the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin speaks with her godmother before the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin speaks with her godmother before the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Cancer patients take part in a 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take part in a 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take part in a 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father take part in the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father take part in the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father take part in the party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Cancer patients take a selfie. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take a selfie. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients take a selfie. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father dance. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father dance. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Norma del Carmen Blandin and her father dance. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Cancer patients pose for a group photo. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients pose for a group photo. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Cancer patients pose for a group photo. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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A member of musical group Xolo Batucada dances with cancer patients. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A member of musical group Xolo Batucada dances with cancer patients. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A member of musical group Xolo Batucada dances with cancer patients. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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A cancer patient poses for a photo before celebrating her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A cancer patient poses for a photo before celebrating her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A cancer patient poses for a photo before celebrating her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Erika Talavera, a cancer patient, takes part in her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Erika Talavera, a cancer patient, takes part in her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Erika Talavera, a cancer patient, takes part in her 15th birthday party. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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