Strong-willed despite her young age
It was not easy for seven-year-old Yasmine to leave her family in Al-Rukban camp and travel hundreds of kilometers away from them, and her right to live with her family has become a dream.
Suffering from GBS
Yasmine has never known life outside Al-Rukban camp.
Within all the harsh conditions she was living there, she contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), which attacked her nerves and exacerbated her condition to complete flaccid paralysis, to which she suddenly became unable to walk, play, and even speak.
Going for treatment was the reason that kept the little girl away from her family. She arrived at the Children’s Hospital alone and without a companion, but the volunteers of the #SyrianArabRedCrescent took turns accompanying her throughout her stay in the hospital, becoming her new family.
After they gained her trust and love, they began a physical therapy journey with her, which quickly paid off, and in just four sessions, she started moving her limbs.
Taking the first steps
Yasmine turned her longing for her family into a motive for a quick recovery. She was looking at her legs and seeing them hindering her from returning to her family, so she tried her best to get up again, and after several sessions; she stood tall and took her steps once again under her own power.
As she learned from the volunteers the exercises that helped her walk again; She taught them a much more important lesson by not giving up no matter the circumstances.
She does not know now if she will see her family soon or not, but after her success with the harsh experience she went through, Yasmine became sure that she would be able with her strong will to overcome the obstacles, no matter how difficult they were.