This amputee doctor designs prosthetics
to help change the lives of others
Location: Aleppo, Syria
Abdelmawla Ibrahim lost his leg at 16
He became a physiotherapist
after receiving a life-changing prosthetic
Ibrahim now draws on his own experience
to help other amputees
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN AMPUTEE AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ABDELMAWLA IBRAHIM, SAYING:
"I have been working in this field for seven years, I have been able to help a huge number of people because of my experience and my expertise in this area - being both a victim and a therapist. Thank God, many people were responsive to me, seeing as I've already been through the challenges that the patients are going through."
Over 80,000 Syrians have lost their limbs
Source: United Nations, 2018
Many lack proper medical care
and face exclusion from society
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HEAD OF AL-BAB CENTRE FOR PROSTHETICS, ABDELRAHIM KHLOUF, SAYING:
"There's a large number of people who are amputees in northern Syria in general. The numbers are large, larger than you imagine. What is most important - after attaching the prosthetic - is helping the amputee reintegrate into society. Abdelmawla can help any amputee with building their confidence and developing themselves."