VOA’s Afghanistan service covered the story of a young Afghan girl who overcame a disability caused by Dystonia, a neurological disorder that has left her unable to use her hands. Khatera Ibrahimi has been living in the United States since she was 9 years old and never thought of herself as disabled. She finished two years of study at Florida State College and received a Technical Certificate in Office Support. VOA reporters Khadija Alkozai and Samir Rassoly prepared a report on the life and achievements of Khatera, who has achieved her dreams in the United States. The story went viral on social media. It was viewed more than half a million times and shared some 4000 times on Facebook in less than a week. Among the thousands of reactions and positive comments was a marriage proposal from a young Afghan man. Another Afghan who was allegedly planning to commit suicide said that Khatera’s story changed his mind. Several others found the story an inspiration in the face of immense adversity.
از خاطره، بانوى جوان افغان، بشنويد كه هيچگاهى ناتوانى حس نكرده و در هر عرصه موفقيت هاى چشمگير داشته است.
Posted by VOA Dari on Tuesday, October 3, 2017