December 19, 2010 posted by Chuck Palazzo
Agent Orange continues to create health problems for children and adults in Vietnam
To learn more about Ly and Ed Kashi, visit www.childrenofvietnam.org
(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.; via Salem News) – A young Danang girl is receiving international attention and bringing awareness to the lingering effects of Agent Orange after she was featured in the 2010 UNICEF Photo of the Year.
Nine-year-old Ly is pictured in a portrait taken by Ed Kashi, with VII Photos, who lives in New Jersey. Kashi photographed Ly and other children helped by Children of Vietnam in July 2010. Children of Vietnam is a charity that provides care to children with disabilities, including those who may have been negatively affected by Agent Orange.
Ly has a noticeable facial deformity, as well as a concave throat and weak heart. She is believed to be affected by dioxin, which was one of the ingredients in Agent Orange. Ly’s grandfather was a soldier during the Vietnam War, and her mother and aunt also have facial deformities. Despite her difficult circumstances, Ly is joyful and a leader among her friends.
READ MORE: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/12/19/danang-agent-orange-girl-subject-of-unicef-photo-of-the-year%E2%80%8F/