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IUPUI hands out shoes in Peru, receives 'love and attention' in return

Originally Published: August 12, 2008
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The little girl didn't speak English, and Ron Hunter speaks barely any Spanish.

Small enough for Hunter to hoist onto his hip, the girl lived in a Peruvian home for sexually abused girls. Surprisingly warm and affectionate around men, she calmly let Hunter wash her feet and fit her for a new pair of sneakers. Then after he finished, the girl took the IUPUI coach's hand and led him into a nearby church.

She started speaking and ...

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