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Spinal Cord Injury Project 

Pakistan Earthquake Rehabilitation

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  • Aftershocks by Omar Haq
    by Zeba Fatima Vanek on June 13, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Stories of Mian Rafiq and Owais Rehman

  • Travels Post-Pakistan Earthquake 2005 by...
    by Zeba Fatima Vanek on January 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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  • The Ground Beneath Their Feet: A Film by...
    by Zeba Fatima Vanek on January 13, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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  • Home for Spinal Cord Injured Patient Mia...
    by Zeba Fatima Vanek on January 11, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    Mian Rafiq was 16 years old in 2005, when he became paralyzed below the waist during the earthquake in Pakistan. Ms. Athena Desilva in Los Angeles, CA, decided to help him. She sent him monthly donations, through SCIPPER and Hashoo Foundation, which helped him get food and catheters. She also raised funds and bought him a buffalo, which provides milk for his family and also supplements his income. With the help of Hashoo Foundation, he also started to receive home tutoring, which is still continuing. In 2010, Dr. Abdullah Hoodbhoy and his colleagues, raised funds and a home for him with a ramp was built. 

  • Journey to Kaleem's Home in the Balakot ...
    by Zeba Fatima Vanek on December 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    This journey to meet Kaleem was long, adventurous and scary as the road was windy, steep and treacherous. It was definitely worth it though, as meeting Kaleem finally was a wonderful experience. The family was so kind and hospitable...and they treated us to a delicious chiken karhai meal we'll never forget!

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