Back in November, Brenden's hometown of roughly 15,000 people raised $20,000 to help buy basics -- like a bed and a desk -- for Brenden's oversize frame. Because Brenden can't easily bend his knees or ankles, the local fire department donated a lift chair, the kind that electronically powers him into a sitting or standing position.
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Meanwhile, in East St. Louis, Negros express their feelings for the disabled, as seen in this story
The victim, who police did not identify, was hospitalized with injuries investigators termed not life-threatening, including broken bones and severe malnutrition that winnowed her weight to less than 100 pounds.
Police said the victim's mental capacity of a 6-year-old diminished her ability to report the abuse, inflicted while she lived with an aunt, who investigators say directed the beatings until she died last week of a massive heart attack.
Two teens, no less. They learn 'em early in the community of color.