Abd Al-Rahman takes his first steps, with mobility aid, as an achievement for him after 4 months of physical therapy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers.
The three-year-old child was born with hydrocephalus, which caused further complications including Paraplegia and weakened his trunk muscles, which over time prevented him from performing even the basic movements, and to completely be dependent on his family.
After the family contacted SARC, the physical therapy journey began through periodic sessions, focusing on strengthening the muscles of the lower limbs, torso and neck, then training on raising and stabilizing his head, then moving from one side to the other, sitting and crawling, standing and walking.
After 4 months, the little boy was able to crawl, stand, and then walk with the help of the mobility aid he received from SARC volunteers, to facilitate his movement, noting that the treatment sessions will continue until he reaches complete functional independence.
Abd Al-Rahman, is one of 404 people who have received services from the physical rehabilitation project in Daraa since the mid of 2023, including nursing care, mobility aid, and awareness sessions to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities into society, saving their families the burden of transportation and high financial costs.
Supported by the International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.