Her heart was filled with joy when she received the news from doctors at her local hospital that she was expecting her firstborn daughter, who was on her way. About two months into her pregnancy, something began to change the way she felt.
The pain and discomfort of her pregnancy became overwhelming, prompting her to seek medical attention. While this initially seemed like a routine checkup, the doctors delivered a truth she still regrets hearing to this day.
“When I got pregnant with Ichiranesa, my pregnancy had some adverse effects on me. When she was just two months old, I went to the hospital, and they prescribed medication. I took it, but my condition never improved; in fact, it deteriorated,” she recounted.
Desperate for answers, she was transferred to a higher-tier hospital, where a thorough examination revealed that Ichiranesa would be born with a severe medical condition—she would not have lower body organs.
Her world shattered, and she was overwhelmed with sadness, but there was nothing they could do to change the situation. They accepted the harsh reality and adapted to it.
However, when Emirates was seven months pregnant, doctors advised her to return to the hospital for further consultations. She was directed to a specialist who explained that a cesarean section would be necessary during delivery due to her baby’s condition.
Despite their limited financial resources, they struggled to raise their child and provide her with the necessary medical care. The family’s low income and the inability of both parents to find stable employment made the situation even more challenging.
To make matters worse, they couldn’t afford to send Ichiranesa to a school that could accommodate her disability. Instead, they relied on manual labor and farming to survive, with one parent staying behind to care for their daughter.
Emirates shared her struggles, saying, “Initially, her parents had thought she had to be able to do everything for herself, but they were surprised to see her doing things on her own as she gradually adapted to her condition as she grew.”
Now, they face the difficult task of providing Ichiranesa with advanced education and better healthcare. They dream of giving her an opportunity for a brighter future, even though their financial limitations have deprived her of the chance for a proper education.
Emirates wishes her daughter could attend school in a wheelchair, making it easier for her to move around independently. She says, “You’d see that she doesn’t have legs. She’s also growing fast, and if we manage to enroll her in school, she won’t be able to travel unless she has a wheelchair.”
Despite the challenges, Ichiranesa remains a happy child who enjoys visiting her neighbors and interacting with people. Her parents hope that she can receive a proper education and the support she needs to improve her overall quality of life.
In the end, they share their hope that with assistance, they can make life more enjoyable for Ichiranesa and other vulnerable individuals like her. They express their gratitude for any help they receive on this journey to provide her with the opportunities she deserves.