In Raqqa, about 445 Km far from the capital Damascus, people had witnessed the most difficult circumstances, in which farmers were denied to access their lands and make their living from the agriculture activities.
At that time, “Shahed”, 2 years old now, was born with malnutrition due to deteriorated health condition of her mother. The family of the baby had to decrease their meals in quality and quantity which affected directly the baby in the embryonic stage.
The family have moved to Jaramana in Rural Damascus when Shahed was born with a tiny body and muscular dystrophy, which is an inherited disease that damages and weakens the muscles over time, and severe malnutrition and paralyzed lower parts.
Little hope shines on the horizon
The doctor guided the family to the malnutrition clinic of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Jaramana. In the clinic, which is run by SARC and supported by the Canadian Red Cross, the doctor checked the baby (weight, length and muac), diagnosed her with malnutrition.
Shahed received the prescribed peanut butter, and get a referral to the physiotherapy section.
6 months of treatment gave her rosy cheeks
The family has strictly committed to the treatment plan and the administrated food which resulted in complete recovery of the malnutrition within six months. The baby regained her rosy cheeks again