The amputee soccer players — formerly child soldiers of opposing rebel groups — are held up as the new hope of Liberia. The Amputee Football Federation of Liberia has already played in international matches in Sierra Leone and Russia. Now they're gearing up to go to Turkey. Although these players win medals, they still struggle to meet their basic needs.
"Amputee All Stars" aired on Foreign Exchange the week of January 4, 2008.
Reporter: Ruthie Ackerman
Videographer: Andre Lambertson
Editor: Naje Lataillade
In association with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting