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Najmuddin - Afghanistan

Najmuddin had just graduated from high school and was trying to think of a way to escape being drafted, as being drafted during the communist regime was dreaded. He was transporting sand for his family and ran over a landmine in his truck. He was taken to a hospital and remained unconscious for one week. When he awoke and was told he lost both legs he went unconscious again. Najmuddin remained in the hospital for one year. With no prostheses, he remained at home in bed for five years. When he heard that an ICRC center had opened he went to receive prosthetic legs and physiotherapy. He soon decided he wanted to work for ICRC and became a physiotherapist trainee. He is now the head of one ICRC orthopedic center. He said his dream has come true.

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