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Surfing gives hope to Brazilians with disabilities

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Surfing gives hope to Brazilians with disabilities

by Rodrigo ALMONACID SANTOS, Brazil (AFP) — Doctors told Malu Mendes that she would never walk normally again, but now she is a world champion at riding waves. Miguel Almeida can barely see but has been able to sense the formation of waves since he was a child. Like many Brazilians, both have managed to overcome their physical disabilities thanks to surfing. They head to the beaches of Santos in mid-morning to enjoy the waves. […]