Ahman Sayed Rahman is a 5-year-old boy from Afghanistan who was caught in a crossfire between US-backed Aghan troops and the Taliban when he was just 8 months old, so he took a shot in the leg.
He captured the hearts of people around the world when a video of the boy dances with his hands in the air and an infectious grim because he received a new prosthetic leg.
The video has already been viewed more than 1 million times since it was posted on Twitter.
Ahmad received artificial limb in @ICRC_af Orthopedic center, he shows his emotion with dance after getting limbs. He come from Logar and lost his leg in a landmine. This is how his life changed and made him smile. pic.twitter.com/Sg7jJbUD2V
— Roya Musawi (@roya_musawi) May 6, 2019
Ahmad and his sister Salima were both caught in the crossfire, and both were seriously wounded.
Ahmad’s leg was amputated below the knee soon after.
He got his first prosthetic leg when he was one, and he learned to dance very soon. This is his fourth leg, and the clinic in which he was treated, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has registered 178,000 patients with disabilities in Afghanistan, including 46,100 amputees.
More than 7,000 civilians were wounded in the country in 2018 alone, and 3,804 lost their lives, including 900 children.
Ahmad’s video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times, and it attached hundreds of admiring comments. Some people even offered to help, and many users wrote that this is the smile of victory over all odds of life.