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Superheroes Don't Have To Wear Capes

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Mention the word superhero and certain images snap to mind: flying, x-ray vision, supersonic speed, and spandex, to name a few. If I had a superhuman power, I'd like it to be super-human strength; mind, body, it doesn't matter. I'd never be defeated! Strength is a requirement for so many people around the world, but more specifically, immigrants who have mustered up whatever strength they can to start anew in a foreign country. Whether it's for the pursuit of money, happiness or freedom, the end result is usually worth the leap...and then sometimes it isn't. Meet Fatoumatah Binta Bah. Binta is from Guinea-Conakry, and moved to the United States with her husband in the late '90s. After a healthy pregnancy, their first child, Amina, was born with brain damage. Binta was sent home without knowledge of Amina's condition. Six months later, equipped with a bigger English vocabulary to speak with doctors, Binta learned her child would never have a "normal" life. Following years of depression, lawsuits, and doctor visits, Binta decided to write a book telling her story and alerting immigrants to their rights within the American healthcare system. If you combine the Bah family's immense strength and Binta's fight for justice, they are the very definition of superhero. To donate visit: http://www.gofundme.com/69jhsk