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Ashley

Ashley

TORONTO, ONT - May 31, 2007 - CHILDREN OF BIRT - Images from the Brain Injury Recovery Team unit at Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. Ashley Ortizo, 13, developed an infection in early February, that attacked the myelin of her brain. The condition is called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) - a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by damage to the myelin. Ashley doesn't want to do another thing, but gives in and continues to work during a session with physiotherapist Ariel Ramos.(Photo by Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)pmp
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