Jannatul Ferdous Mim is a cheerful girl aged only 7 years. She is from Rangpur and is a student of class two. Her father is a farmer. She is the life of the family always giggling, talking and playing. In the middle of September last year, she felt pain in her back. After a few days her legs became numb and cold. Her parents immediately took her to Rangpur Medical College Hospital with severe pain in her neck and legs. Within a few days she had no sensation in her legs. She was sent to National Institute of Neuro-Sciences & Hospital, Dhaka where she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. The doctors advised to have therapy for her improvement. She came to CRP in November 2017. During her 3 months stay at CRP she received physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling. According to her therapists, both of her hands were very weak and she could not even sit unaided but now she is regaining her muscle power. She can sit in her wheelchair and independently move around. Due to her condition she is not expected to be able to walk again.
Mim has enrolled in CRP’s William and Marie Taylor Inclusive School and her family has moved from Rangpur to Savar for this. With the support of generous donors of CRP Mim can continue her studies and live a happy life with her family.