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The leper who saved a reef

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/1/2016 at 19:24 admin

"Despite living in utter isolation on a desert island for 40 years, one inspirational couple has overcome disability and blindness to make a difference. As he welcomed us to Pulau Cengkeh (Clove Island), a white-sand islet off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Abu’s toothless gums gaped in a joyous cackle. His blind, white eyes disappeared in ripples of laughter lines and his leprous hands reached out in a warm embrace. He and his wife Daeng Maida have lived alone on Pulau Cengkeh since 1972."

Interesting BBC piece on a small island off the west coast of Sulawesi.

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