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his is my friends little brother landon, he is thee years old and was diagnosed with cornelia de lange syndrome shortly after he was born. he has had open heart surgery, six nasal surgeries, a vp shunt to help with fluid in his brain, a tracheostomy and oxygen for breathing difficulties, and a feeding tube for nutrition. he has also been hospitalized numerous times for infections due to his poor immune system. he is seen by more than ten specialists that are located about seventy five miles from his home. when he leaves, he has alot of equipment that must come with him at all times; including his suction machine, oxygen tank, pulse ox monitor, go bag, feeding pump, and supplies. he also needs someone right next to him for suctioning, and in a small car that has become very difficult. his mother has to squeeze in the backseat of the car between two carseats to suction during the trips. he does have a wheelchair of his own that is very comfortable for him. all in all, landon deserves to win this van so if you could pass this along to friends and family or just simply reblog and vote that would be one step closer to this little boys dream. you will be making a difference. thank you. :)
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The Balkan Wars, pictures and quotes taken via TIME
- Turkish woman and child amongst those fleeing the advancing Bulgarian army across the plains of Thrace, 1912.
- Bulgarian troops camp outside the city of Adrianpole (now Edirne, Turkey) after capturing it; the end of the gruelling five month siege of the strategic Thracian city, on the road to Istanbul, effectively ended the First Balkan War in …1913. The minarets of the famous Selimiye Mosque can be seen in the distance.
- Soldiers remove the dead from the battlefield at Adrianople during the First Balkan War.
“Serbian troops resting in a bivouac after an exhausting day’s walk in Alessio, Serbia in 1912.” (Time)
A truce on the Gallipoli Front, 24 May 1915
Before long the corpses between the lines were rotting in the sun. A truce was arranged for 24 May 1915 to bury the dead, and Turk and Anzac met for the first time in no-man’s-land. Surveying the scene, a Turkish officer said to Anzac intelligence officer Captain Aubrey Herbert that “at this spectacle even the most gentle must feel savage and the most savage must weep.” (excerpt/image)
Ottoman soldiers waiting in the trenches, World War I, Gallipoli, 1915, (source)
Turkish soldiers sacrificing before battle, World War I (Library of Congress)
Armored car, Turkey, c.1916 (Library of Congress)
Turkish Lancers west of Beersheba, Palestine, 1917. The Battle of Beersheba was part of a wider British offensive in World War I aimed at breaking the Turkish defensive line from Gaza to Beersheba. (Library of Congress)
Street scenes in Istanbul, Turkey c.1903 (Brooklyn Museum)
- Onlookers in view
- Cloth market
- A lemonade salesmen
- A pack animal and driver on cobble stone road passing through the cemetery, where trees and people are in view.
- A bread salesmen
“The simultaneous evacuation of the Anzac and Suvla sectors was certainly a big -and perhaps the only- Allied success, and was generally considered as a masterpiece of military planning. At Helles however, the situation was even more precarious : they had to evacuate three weeks later, under the eyes of an alerted enemy. Therefore, additional measures were needed to give the Turks the impression that the trenches were still fully manned. These dummy troops are waiting for their orders to go up the line.” (source)
A seller on Galata Bridge, İstanbul, Turkey c.1922 (source)
Turkish officers watching British ships withdrawing from Anzac, December 1915 “Turkish officers watching British ships withdrawing from Anzac, December 1915. Did the Turks have any idea that the Anzacs were leaving? Modern scholarship suggests that at the highest level of the Turkish army it was recognised that an evacuation was in the wind in late November 1915 but that the measures taken to make the Turks think everything was normal at Anzac proved successful until the evacuation was over.” (http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visiting/walk_14olooknbeach.html)