Maya Meri, a Syrian girl was born without legs, received new prosthetics in Turkey

  • During the recent month, Maya Meri has been in the spotlight since pictures of her situation hit social media
  • Maya has turned into a ‘kid symbol’ in the midst of expectations the world will be moved by her situation to end the civil war in Syria

BY: Middle East Affairs
ISTANBUL: The 8-year-old Syrian young child, discreetly crying in an Istanbul clinic, was overpowered by the new arrangement of prosthetic legs she had quite recently gotten and shocked the cameras pointed at her by journalists attending the fitting.

During the recent month, Maya Meri has been in the spotlight since pictures of her situation hit social media. She was filmed in a camp for the displaced people in Syria’s northwestern Idlib area strolling around on contraptions her dad made using fish jars, plastic tubes and fabric.

Maya’s father said: “I wanted to do something that would shield her while on the ground from stones and different things, so I made these limbs for her.”

Maya’s story moved one Turkish prosthetics specialist to reach out to Turkey’s largest humanitarian organization, which evacuated her from Syria. Unfortunately, she was born without legs because of a condition called congenital amputation. Maya is currently in Istanbul with her father, who shares the same disability.

On Thursday, as writers looked on, prosthetics pro Mehmet Zeki Culcu removed Maya’s stopgap legs. He initially enclosed her appendages by defensive layers of texture and after that put her in impermanent prosthetics. Camera screens clicked as Culcu lifted Maya up and she remained in her purple and pink tennis shoes, which looked a couple of sizes too huge.

The Meri family had to move to get away from the battling, initially from Aleppo area.

Mohammed, Maya’s father said: “We fled to a zone that has not seen assault but rather it was hard to live there in a tent on a mountain,” who has five other kids still in Syria with their mother.

In the Idlib camp, Maya and her dad needed to slither on the uncovered earth to go anyplace. He said that Maya would be in torment as a result of the tough territory as she advanced toward school.

These homemade prosthetics enabled her to move about more effortlessly, and helped her figure out how to adjust, shortening a fourteen day procedure to a solitary day when she was fitted with her new legs. Culcu, who went up against her case master bono, considers 2 1/2 months for her to be completely fitted.

He said: “If Maya keeps on adapting so quick and be so eager, it may be completed in a shorter time.”

Maya works on making strides with the aid of a walker. In time, Culcu said her preliminary attachment prosthetics will be protracted with a knee joint and after that stretched out underneath the knee. She frowns with torment following a hour with her engineered appendages, yet the specialists said that will be relied upon and attempted to modify them.

Maya has turned into a ‘kid symbol’ in the midst of expectations the world will be moved by her situation to end the civil war in Syria. Culcu said: “There are a huge number of individuals living with in-capacities, and among them are countless kids, who tragically require prosthetics.”

Turkey, which imparts a long fringe to Syria, has turned out to be settled in the Syrian clash. The nation has in excess of 3.5 million Syrian evacuees, and its offices and non-governmental associations work over the outskirt to give help.

Turkey, which bolsters the Syrian opposition, has arranged nearby truces with Iran and Russia, which are aligned with the government. Turkish troops and partnered Syrian warriors have seized an area in northern Syria from the Daesh gathering and US-supported Kurdish fighters.

Culcu has swore to provide prosthetics for May after he receives an operation to prepare his limbs for the fitting. It should be noted that The Turkish Red Crescent is sponsoring Maya and her father’s stay in Turkey.

Maya sat on her father’s lap after trying her new prosthetics, exhausted and silent as he mused about their future. Maya’s father said: “Life would be amazing if I can live here in Turkey, where somebody can enable us to carry on with a decent life, since I can’t work.”

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