Muhyiddin’s arm One month ago, Muhyiddin, 13 years old, was a normal child like any other of his peers, except that a simple accident changed the course of his life forever! Muhyiddin is one of the thousands of Yemeni children who were forced to displace with their families due to the fire of the war raging in Yemen for more than six years ago, and while he was playing with some of his peers in the area which he was displaced with his family in the “Maareb” governorate, Muhyiddin fell on the elbow of his left arm, which resulted in a fracture of his ulna.
The financial condition of Muhyiddin’s family was at its worst – like thousands of other Yemeni families – so his father was unable to provide urgent and specialized medical care for his son’s fracture, and the matter was limited to treating him. The most he could do was take him to a nearby government hospital, where an urgent splint was placed in the place of the fracture, and it remained that way for a whole month without any medical attention or follow-up, which caused Muhyiddin to have a stiff condition in the joints in his arm, with general weakness in its muscles.
The turning point in Muhyiddin’s life was a visit that his father made to the prosthetics center in Maareb, which was supported and funded by “KS Relief”, where Muhyiddin’s father was receiving treatment for an old injury he had, and here the father decided to bring his son with him to the center, to be one of the beneficiaries of its services due to the fracture that he has.
Thus, Muhyiddin’s arm was given very special care within the center, so a treatment plan was developed for it by the case supervisor “Muhammad Mari” who is one of the physiotherapy technicians at the center, and within a month of his presence at the center, Muhyiddin maintains a commitment to come to receive treatment and practice exercises.
The supervisor of Muhyiddin’s case confirmed that his treatment rate has succeeded by 80% and that only a small percentage remains concentrated in extending and bending the joint, which he will complete during the remainder of the treatment phase. Despite all these ordeals, Muhyiddin continues to attend his lessons at the school, where he goes to his school in the morning, and after leaving it, he goes to the prosthetic center for treatment and continuous training, all hoping for salvation and a return to his normal life very soon.