Shinning glimmers of hope on the shadows of disabilities in Central Asia
By Rodger | Project Leader
In the shadows
Almas' mom stood in our office holding her son and with tears rolling down her cheeks. When Almas was born, doctors had told her that she must get rid of her son because of his disability.
"They told me he isn't even human and I must just give him to the orphanage, but today I saw my son standing and playing and you have given me hope.”
So often children with disabilities in Central Asian countries (and around the world) are viewed as being a disgrace to their family and commiunity.
It is tough if you are a disable person. How do you deal with that if you are a parent, sibling, or relative of a disabled person?
Operation Mercy staff are there to help change this world view about people with disabilities. Our programs help children with disabilities but also, help promote and demonstrate their dignity to themselves, their family, and their community.
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