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Peruvian doctor plans bionic arm for girl with Tetra-amelia syndrome

Tetra-amelia syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder that prevents growth of limbs. She looks like one determined kid.

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A medical worker exercises with Yovana Yumbo Ruiz, 8, diagnosed with the Tetra-amelia syndrome, during a rehabilitation session at the clinic La Luz in Lima, Nov. 29, 2011.

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Yovana Yumbo Ruiz, 8, diagnosed with the Tetra-amelia syndrome, lies on the floor during a rehabilitation session at the clinic La Luz in Lima, Nov. 29, 2011. Dr. Luis Rubio, the head of Yovana Yumbo Ruiz's medical case, is rehabilitating her with the hope of putting a bionic arm on her in the future.

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Yovana Yumbo Ruiz, 8, diagnosed with the Tetra-amelia syndrome, draws on the floor during a rehabilitation session at the clinic La Luz in Lima, Nov. 29, 2011.

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Dr Luis Rubio holds Yovana Yumbo Ruiz, 8, diagnosed with the Tetra-amelia syndrome, during a rehabilitation session at the clinic La Luz in Lima, Nov. 29, 2011.