"I can walk again!"

29 April 2016

While Ruksana lost a leg to a tumour, Mohammad Gulzar had one of his legs amputated after an accident. As for Numan, his legs were affected by a deformity from birth. What binds these three who all live in Jammu & Kashmir in India are those challenges they face as persons with disabilities.

The story of Ruksana, Gulzar and Numan is encapsulated in this short documentary feature titled, "I can walk again," which explains how they discovered that they could actually receive an artificial limb from Centres supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). After benefitting from this service, the three of them regained their mobility and a sense of renewed hope.

The ICRC supports persons with disabilities worldwide and works with six Rehabilitation Centres in India, three of which are located in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Between 2004 and 2015, more than 3,000 persons in Jammu & Kashmir received appliances such as prostheses, orthoses, wheelchairs and crutches to improve their mobility and enhance their contribution to the economy of the State.