This is the first treatment session for Habiba, 4. She suffers from cerebral palsy and so the physical therapy sessions are very necessary and urgent. Physical therapist Salah Saroun says, "The first goal of the treatment plan is to enable her to control the movement of her neck, then to sit on her own. But this is something that requires some time." He explains that the intervention plan was developed in coordination with Habiba's doctor, and it also includes occupational therapy sessions to enable her to control the movement of her hands and grasp items.
Habiba's mother accompanies her to the treatment sessions, and she is filled with hope that the signs of progress on her daughter will begin to show soon, especially that the incorrect sitting positions could lead to other problems that add to her critical condition. She says, "The treatment plan included a long-term session. I hope the support remains available so that I can provide it to her and achieve the required progress because the delay in diagnosing her condition from the beginning and my inability to cover the expenses of treatment sessions prevented her from improving at an earlier stage."
38 children are currently receiving various treatment sessions at the Mousawat Center in Saida supported by Taawon and the Danish Muslim Aid. These sessions are the only hope for them to improve their living conditions.