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Dahen’s story from Iraq.

We’d like to introduce you to Dahen. He was born with a congenital deformity and his left leg had to be amputated when he was very young. He has relied on a prosthetic limb ever since.

We first met Dahen three years ago at our Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Centre in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, and he’s come back for a check up. Our physiotherapists and orthotechnicians monitor to ensure that the prosthetic is adapted to fit correctly as he grows up.

Dahen is shy but very determined. During balance and posture exercises, he likes to stay close to his mum, but the progress we see makes us so happy – the staff here adore him :).

We are doing everything we can to ensure that Dahen can overcome his disability. Together with the prosthetic limb we have made him and the unwavering support of his mother, every step he takes is even more confident than the lastLong may that continue.

EMERGENCY provides free, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, poverty and landmines, alongside building hospitals and training local medical staff. Founded in 1994, EMERGENCY has treated over 11 million people in 19 different countries and currently operates in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen.

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