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With sister in tow, an albino teen maimed in a grisly attack in Africa gets a new limb and life in L.A.

With sister in tow, an albino teen maimed in a grisly attack in Africa gets a new limb and life in L.A.

The stark paleness of her skin and myths about albinos being tied to witchcraft made 17-year-old Bibiana Mashamba a subject of suspicion in her isolated African village.

Six years ago, Bibiana and her sister Tindi had just buried their father — a victim of AIDS — when intruders broke into the house they were staying in one night. Tindi managed to hide. But the attackers severed Bibiana's right leg and two of her fingers.

She outgrew her replacement limb in her village of Butundwe in Mwanza, a port city in Tanzania. Simple tasks such as easing into a desk or getting in and out of a car became difficult. Bibiana fell so often that, in frustration, she took off the...

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