- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An African teenager is back home in Tanzania after coming to the United States to get a prosthetic arm replacing the limb chopped off by followers of witchcraft.

Kabula Nkarango Masanja (kah-BOO’-lah kah-RAH’-ngoh mah-SAHN’-jah) is one of Tanzania’s albino children. Witch doctors believe their severed body parts bring wealth and good luck. The 17-year-old Kabula is now one of the lucky ones.

She and four other children were recently fitted with prosthetics at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.

A New York City resident, Elissa Montanti, offered them a place to stay and organized their daily, medical and travel needs. They’re among hundreds of children in need of limbs that Montanti has flown in from around the world through her Global Medical Relief Fund.

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