Through our team of volunteers in Sylhet, Bangladesh, in March 2021, Deen Relief came to learn of 1 ½ year old Mujammel Hussein, a victim of a serious burns accident.
As is often the case in Bangladesh, in the poorest villages cooking is done using open-fire earthen hobs which sit at ground level. These are particularly dangerous for small children who are often prone to tripping or falling over next to these exposed fires.
On what began as a normal day, Mujammel and his two siblings were left sleeping whilst his parents were away at work. His mother works as a housemaid in a neighbouring village and his father is a rickshaw puller. The hob at home had been left unattended but this was not unusual. Mujammel’s mother had expected to be back before her children awoke. Unfortunately, on this occasion, Mujammel had woken up earlier than expected and wandered outside only to end up accidentally placing his foot in the fire. He suffered severe burns to his right foot and subsequently, lost all his toes.
At first, various doctors explained that amputation of the leg was the only viable solution to end Mujammel’s misery. However, it was at this point that Deen Relief was contacted. ogether with our team in Sylhet, Mujammel was taken to be seen by other doctors to determine the best course of action for him. Alhamdulillah, we finally found a doctor who prescribed medication for him and, most importantly, was able to save his leg!
Since we met Mujammel and his family in March, Deen Relief has been following his progress. We are very happy to report that the money donated to this case has enabled the family to buy medicines and Mujammel is on the road to recovery. Without such financial support, the family would have been in an even more dire situation than they already are. The absolutely wonderful news is that he is able to walk again and life is returning to as normal as possible for him and his family.