High up in the hills of Janial, remote village of Mirpur,Azad Jammu and Kashmir, nine-year old Nayab Mehfooz lives with her parents. Her father is a shopkeeper in local market while her mother is a housewife. Nayab has lymphatic disorder and her muscles are weak, which means she hasn’t enjoyed a ‘typical’ childhood.
“I cannot run or jump or play on the swings. I have weak legs.” She says
Nayab’s limbs didn’t function normally and she wasn’t able to walk independently. Every day her mother used to carry her to school. Due to expensive medication and procedures, Nayab’s family wasn’t able to continue her treatment. Now she is nine years old and her urge to walk is growing with her.
Under our Mirpur Earthquake Emergency Response, Nayab has been treated and provided with orthotics. Now Nayab is able to walk, she can participate in games with other children and is excited to go to school.