1996 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Derek Hudson


01 January, 1995

Jayce Hanson (3) tries to fly a kite with his sister Amy. He has had both of his legs amputated to make it possible to fit prostheses. Some children of US Gulf War veterans, such as Jayce, were born with multiple birth defects. Suggested causes of this 'Gulf War syndrome' range from chemicals and radiation to an unknown germ. The Pentagon officially denied the existence of a 'mystery illness'.

About the photographer

Derek Hudson

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