What do you buy for a boy
with no arms or legs?
Carlitos has a little flap of skin attached to his left shoulder, and inside that flap is part of a bone and because of that bone, he can actually do stuff. For himself. With it, he can learn to hold a paintbrush, a pencil, a friend's hand. With advancing technology on his side, he will, as he grows older, learn to put all kinds of devices to good use.
Photo by Taylor Jones of The Palm Beach Post
Carlos Manuel Candelario Herrera turned 2 a few days ago.
He does not know he is the boy in the middle: the middle of a two-state agricultural investigation; the middle of a high-profile civil lawsuit; the middle of rigorous debate about whether the pesticides routinely sprayed on Florida and North Carolina crops -- where his mother worked during her pregnancy -- caused Carlitos' grave deformities.
Read The Palm Beach Post story here.
And see previous posts here, here, here, here and here.