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Typhoon brings unexpected medical relief to Philippine town

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A devastating typhoon that killed thousands of people in the Philippines has unexpectedly given young traffic accident victim Mario Renos hope that he could one day walk again. 

Norwegian nurse Janecke Dyvi helps traffic accident victim Mario Renos during a physical rehabilitation session at the $1.6 million Red Cross tent hospital in Basey town, Western Samar province, central Philippines, on December 24, 2013

Hit by a motorcycle while walking to school months before Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the central islands, the 13-year-old's shrivelled legs are taking their first steps to recovery at a Red Cross tent hospital put up in Basey town.

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