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Ihor Lakatosh of Ukraine, who is 8 or 9 years old and weighs less than 30 pounds, interacts with his legal guardian, Anna Rishko, also of Ukraine, in his room at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. Ihor, who has burns on more than 30 percent of his body, was brought to Shriners through a nonprofit organization. (Associated Press)

Ihor Lakatosh of Ukraine, who is 8 or 9 years old and weighs less than 30 pounds, interacts with his legal guardian, Anna Rishko, also of Ukraine, in his room at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. Ihor, who has burns on more than 30 percent of his body, was brought to Shriners through a nonprofit organization. (Associated Press)

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