Peter Parks shipped several images from this center in China, where numerous people who lost their limbs in last year's earthquake are rehabilitated. It reminds me of the phrase "signature injury," used to describe the brain trauma suffered by US troops in Iraq.
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Huang Li (L) prepares to exercise with 19-year-old double amputee Dai Guohong in the Hong Kong-funded Stand Tall earthquake rehabilitation centre in the Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital in Chengdu in China's Sichuan province on May 11, 2009. Huang, now 36, has become a multiple amputee with only her right arm left after she was buried alive under the rubble of her own home in last year's Sichuan earthquake but has one crucial message to other victims in China's disaster zone: Look ahead, and never give up.