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Byline: Laura-Claire Corson
WHEN Monica Piloya decided she wanted to play basketball, she did not know where to turn. Sure, there were women's basketball teams in Gulu. But Piloya, 31, who severely injured one of her legs in a landmine explosion in Gulu in 1996, she has to limp or walk with a cane.
Then, last August, she found refuge in Gulu's start-up basketball team for the disabled, a small operation that has grown from three to nearly 15 members in its first year.
"I love wheelchair basketball," Piloya said. "I really like shooting and dribbling. It is so exercising." The team has grown significantly in terms of members and team enthusiam. …