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Muscular Dystrophy

Omar Hesham

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My name is Omar Hesham. I am 25 years old, graduated from the faculty of commerce. I'm a wheelchair user and became an ambassador 7 years ago for Helm organization. I am a  good communicator and enjoy CrossFit.

Since my birth, I had water on my brain but cured it without surgical intervention. However, I was delayed in everything except for my speech. My family did not know why. The doctors also said that my treatment should be physical therapy. At that time, I was 4 years old and my father died. After my father's death, my mother and sister discovered that I had Muscular Atrophy. At that time this was a rare disease and there was no treatment, but my mother continued to put me in me in physical therapy, bur my condition was making me deteriorate.

I became a wheelchair user at the age of 7 years and was then moved to a new house with no elevator on the third floor. I began attending a school located on the fourth floor. This was a difficult period for me because I wished to do everything the other children did. Most children did not understand how to deal with the differences and views of the community until I got used to it and how to deal with the children until secondary school.

I started to go out with my sister and introduce myself to her friends. I then entered the college of commerce and in this period I was introduced to Helm Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to make society in Egypt more accessible to people with disabilities. I joined them and developed many skills. I became a more positive person and I decided to pay more attention to sports and entered. I have to complete the road to the end. I did not care to participate in the marathon because I know my abilities but I refused to leave. Since that day, I began going to the gym with my role in Helm Foundation. I help them with events. I also represent them in television programs. This is my story. I always try to overcome all barriers and to make new challenges in my daily life.

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