Photos: “Dreamers” in Their Own Words

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Denzel Wilson

After suffering a stroke in 2005—in addition to several operations—Wilson, a 17-year-old student from Washington D.C. who was born with Marfan syndrome, primarily uses a wheelchair to get around. It doesn’t prevent him from living a pretty full life though, which includes his participation in D.C.’s Youth Summer Jobs program for two years. Anime and Japanese culture are his passion, and he hopes to one day own a cartoon company.

(Photo: Todd Anderson)

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