March 26, 2021
Changing the lives of children with limb disabilities in Pakistan
Author: ALTSO Staff
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CoolKid Taqdees is just four years old. Taqdees was born with bilateral clubfoot, but her parents, whose annual income of less than $1,000 USD must stretch to care for four children, were unable to afford the medical treatment she needed.
Unable to walk independently, little Taqdees became dejected and was confined to the house. Luckily, her family learned of our program with PSRD where she visited earlier this year to receive free bilateral ankle foot orthotics to correct the position of her feet, and gait training sessions to learn how to walk.
Now Taquees can walk independently and confidently. Her story is just one of 2,500 thanks to our program with PSRD in Pakistan.