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Roger Ssembatya

Rogers Ssembatya

Rogers Ssembatya

Rogers Ssembatya at Riverside Middle School in December 2011, two months after he underwent delicate spinal surgery at St. Vincent Healthcare.

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Roger Ssembatya is recovering from surgery

Roger Ssembatya is recovering from surgery

Roger Ssembatya, who came to the United States in 2010 from Uganda, is recovering from spine surgery he underwent in October.

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Roger Ssembatya meets with Tiffany Parish

Roger Ssembatya meets with Tiffany Parish

Ssembatya meets with Riverside Middle School counselor Tiffany Parish after school on Wednesday.

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Roger Ssembatya at Riverside Middle School

Roger Ssembatya at Riverside Middle School

Roger Ssembatya pushes his wheelchair through a hallway at Riverside Middle School on Wednesday. Less than two months after intricate surgery, he's back at school and enjoying life.

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African youth enjoying life after spine surgery

African youth enjoying life after spine surgery

Roger Ssembatya already has the best Christmas present he could have asked for.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ugandan teenager smiling days after complex spine surgery

Ugandan teenager smiling days after complex spine surgery

Roger Ssembatya has suffered more trials in 15 years than most people experience in a lifetime.

October 26, 2011 9:45 pm Photos

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Roger Ssembatya

Roger Ssembatya

Roger Ssembatya, 15, puts on a big smile from his hospital bed on Wednesday at St. Vincent Healthcare. Roger, who is from Uganda, had complex surgery on his spine to improve his ability to breathe.

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Nadine Hart, Roger Ssembatya and Terry Fettig

Nadine Hart, Roger Ssembatya and Terry Fettig

Roger Ssembatya listens to his guardian, Terry Fettig, right, talk with the media on Wednesday at St. Vincent Healthcare. Nadine Hart, a physician assistant, at left, met Roger in Uganda in 2006, when the boy was suffering from major medical problems, and, with Fettig, helped to bring Roger …

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