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Disability - Overcoming obstacles. BBC Assembly about disability. - Script

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Overcoming obstacles

BBC Assembly about disability.

Alex goes to Bishop Okiring School in Mount Elgon, a remote area of Kenya.

He suffered from polio when he was four years old. Polio attacks the body's nervous system and causes paralysis - it left Alex's leg twisted.

Polio used to affect people throughout the world. A vaccine was developed in 1952, which has been very successful.

Today the disease is almost completely gone from Kenya, and it exists in only a few countries in Africa and Asia.

There is a global campaign to get rid of polio completely.For Alex, the big question is his future. His education is helping him to overcome obstacles.

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