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With a trip back to Sri Lanka, Hasi holds on to her new life

In ballet class, Hasi clung to sponsor Liz Smith rather than join in the dancing. Hasi, who is being treated in Boston for burns, had to return to her native Sri Lanka until spring. In ballet class, Hasi clung to sponsor Liz Smith rather than join in the dancing. Hasi, who is being treated in Boston for burns, had to return to her native Sri Lanka until spring. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By James Sullivan
Globe Correspondent / January 22, 2009

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GROTON - Most weeks, ballet class is a joy for 4-year-old Hasi. On a recent Thursday, however, the little girl from Sri Lanka sprawled in her leotard on the floor near the door, clinging to Liz Smith's ankle, while her classmates rode imaginary horseys and did the Hokey Pokey. (Full article: 971 words)

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