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Fadi receives HI rehabilitation support after amputation

Inclusion Rehabilitation
Jordan

In 2016, Fadi was diagnosed a skin cancer on the right ankle. He has to be amputated below the knee. HI provided him with a prosthesis and rehabilitation support.

Fadi playing football

Fadi playing soccer | © HI

Amputation was the hardest decision 48-year Fadi had to take. Fadi's first concern was how he would support financially his family if he lost his job…

Deeply impoverished after fleeing the Syrian conflict, his family rents an apartment in a two floors building in Rusaifa, Zarga Governorate in Jordan. He supports a wife and 5 children.

"At the beginning, I was shocked when the doctors told me that they had to amputate my leg and I ask if there was no better solution",

he tells.

"After the surgery, I was discouraged and downhearted. But, thanks to the support of my relatives, I started to feel better."

HI support

As a daily routine, HI mobile teams investigated in Zarqa to identify people in need of rehabilitation and psychological support and who do not know where those services are provided and accessible. They found the case of Fadi who had just surgery.

He was provided with mobility equipment and physiotherapy sessions. A few months later, Fadi received a below-knee silicone prosthesis. Unable to pay the fee by himself, he also received a financial support for the transportation from his home to the rehabilitation centre. Otherwise he would not have access to health care.

Gain self-esteem

"HI team always supports me when I am in need for help regarding my prosthesis. Before, I always had to ask someone’s help to go out. From now on, I can walk around and use public transportation without assistance," explains Fadi who goes shopping, to the mosque and to the hospital for medical check-ups by himself.

Hope for a better future

He is now looking for a job:

"I wish to find a new job to secure an income for my family",

he tells.

"I want to support my children to carry on their education to give them a better future."

HI's response to the Syrian Crisis

HI and its local partners have been assisting Syrian refugees and vulnerable people in Jordan and in Lebanon since 2012.

In 2019, we had an amazing impact:

Jordan

  • HI and its partners provided rehabilitation sessions to 3,215 people.
  • HI supplied 382 people with mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.
  • HI supported more than 400 people with psychological and social aid.
  • HI worked with 11 local partners.

Lebanon

  • HI and its partners provided rehabilitation sessions to more than 3,000 people and supplied around 500 people with mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.
  • HI supported around 220 people with psychological support.
  • HI conducted 2,000 Risk Education sessions on the dangers of unexploded weapons, which reached more than 40,000 people.
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