Nahid Hasan, who is aged only 17 years, lives in Narayanganj. He is a student and just passed S.S.C exams. He is the second child of his parents. His father is a shopkeeper and faces much hardship to maintain his family. In early June last year, Nahid fell from a coconut tree. He regained his consciousness when his parents were trying to make him sit at home as they thought nothing happened to him. Nahid was shouting as he could feel severe pain in his legs. He was kept lying in bed at home for one month. Then he had an MRI and came to CRP at his aunt’s suggestion. CRP’s multidisciplinary team including doctors and therapists assessed Nahid and admitted him to CRP. He had two pressure sores developed on his back. One of them needed plastic surgery and the other one healed by regular dressing. He lay on a long trolley for his mobility and was given a wheelchair only three months ago. He received physiotherapy and occupational therapy for regaining his muscle power and learning his daily tasks sitting in a wheelchair. CRP’s counselor counseled him to help face the results of such an accident at this young age. Although paraplegic for the rest of his life, his therapists felt confident that now Nahid can do all advanced activities and can perform daily tasks efficiently. He is very functional and absolutely ready to return to his community.
Nahid is very upset with the thought of leaving CRP. He has new friends here and feels like leaving his new family. He has received shop management training from CRP’s Madhob Memorial Vocational Training Institute. He is planning to help his father in his shop and also continue his studies. With the support of generous donors of CRP, Nahid will be able to continue his studies successfully.