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    Fighting Children’s Cancer in Syria

    They’re living metaphors for a country at war with itself. Syrians whose children are battling cancer have the option of staying at home, waiting for the violence to subside as the terminal illness progresses, or braving the horrors outside in a life-threatening attempt to seek treatment. And while the sick kids at the country’s foremost oncology center may become inured to nearby explosions, their parents know that just reaching the Damascus facility means traveling a road targeted by mortars or the threat of beheading by local militias as they spirit tiny patients across enemy lines.

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