Afghanistan! We all are aware as to what is going on in this country. It’s really a sad state of affairs. The wars have crippled the country. No matter who the eventual winner of such wars is, but the real losers are the civilians of that country. The innocent children who have absolutely no idea, what life is all about, face each day, terrified waiting for what is to come.
Sadly, it is estimated that over a million people (including many children) have lost limbs and have been living with one or other disability, just because of the injuries sustained from the war. For men of war, it is simply termed as “collateral damage” but for these victims, this is their whole life.
Recently, a video of a 5-year-old Afghan boy went viral. The boy named Ahmad Sayed Rahman, was just 8 months old when a fight between the Afghan Forces and the Taliban, broke out in his village of Logar Province. During the gunfire, Ahmad was shot in his leg, which later had to be amputated. His sister, Salima, was also caught in the gunfire and sustained bullet wounds to her kidney and legs.
Ahmad Rahman got his first prosthetic leg when he turned one year old. As he grew older, he needed a new prosthetic leg almost every year. Currently, as Ahmad got his 4th prosthetic leg fitted, he couldn’t help but smile and dance with pure joy. Have a look at the viral video of this 5 years old brave lad, dancing after getting his new prosthetic leg, the video that had many reaching for the tissues and questioning their own problems.
Ahmad received artificial limb in @ICRC_af Orthopedic center, he shows his emotion with dance after getting limbs. He come from Logar and lost his leg in a landmine. This is how his life changed and made him smile. pic.twitter.com/Sg7jJbUD2V— Roya Musawi (@roya_musawi) May 6, 2019
This video was filmed by Mulkara Rahimi, a physiotherapist at the Red Cross orthopedic clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Here are how few of the people reacted to this video and story.
Kashif Abbasi: Vow, and sometimes we forget the real problems of real people dealing with them on a daily basis. Nothing compares to this happiness and suffering too. So happy for the young man. Bless him and may he stay happy forever.
Ashish Jalan: You can see the happiness in his eyes as well.
Sandy Nash: This should teach us not to sweat the little things…
Janice Berry: So sad and happy at the same time xxx
Peechoo Qan: I just want to hug him, dance with him and then cry in a corner.
It is extremely heart-wrenching as to how many battles take place in the Logar Province where Rahman lives along with his parents. Ahmad’s story is one of many, in this region and this is just heartbreaking.
Share this video with your loved ones. Let everyone see how beautiful life is. Let them experience the purest from of joy, from the eyes of this young brave 5 year old boy, Ahmad Rahman. God Bless him!