Boy who lost leg from landmine in Afghanistan dances after receiving prosthetic limb in viral video

By Caitlin O'Kane

/ CBS News

A little boy in Afghanistan who lost his leg when he was just a baby received a prosthetic one recently – and his reaction to the new limb is going viral. The video of the boy dancing with his prosthetic leg was posted by the International Committee of the Red Cross Afghanistan, which shared some of his story.

"Ahmad Rahman lost his leg in a landmine in Logar province when he was only 8 months," the organization posted on Facebook. "After receiving the artificial limb in our Orthopedic center, he expresses his emotion with a dance and smile on the face." The video received more than 12,000 views in less than 12 hours.

Ahmad Rahman lost his leg in a landmine in Logar province

احمد رحمان هنگامیکه ۸ ماهه بود در انفجار یک ماین در ولایت لوگر پای خود را از دست داد. پس از آنکه در یک مرکز اورتوپیدی ما پای مصنوعی دریافت کرد، احساس خود را با رقص و لبخند چنین بیان میکند. ————————————————- احمد رحمان کله چې د ۸ میاشتو و، د لوګر په ولایت کې د یو ماین د انفجار له کبله یې خپله پښه له لاسه ورکړه. وروسته له هغې چې د آی سي آر سي په یو اورتوپیدیک مرکز کې مصنوعي پښه ترلاسه کوي، نو هغه خپله خوښي د خندا او نڅا په وسیله داسې څرګندوي. ————————————————- Ahmad Rahman lost his leg in a landmine in Logar province when he was only 8 months. After receiving the artificial limb in our Orthopedic center, he expresses his emotion with a dance and smile on the face.

Posted by International Committee of the Red Cross Afghanistan on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Ahmad is just one of the 46,194 patients in Afghanistan with amputations. 131,790 others have different disabilities, according to an ICRC report. The organization not only provides treatment and prosthetics for disabled patients, but also social and athletic programs – like wheelchair basketball.

First published on May 7, 2019 / 3:54 PM

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