A story of courage
It all started back in March 2008 when Anum was returning to Muzaffarabad with her family after attending a wedding in Rawalpindi.
Out of nowhere a group of armed robbers fired at their car to stop them. One of the bullets penetrated Anum’s neck and stopped midway. This led to a spinal cord injury that paralyzed her full body from below the neck. The incident left her near-paralyzed..
Anum was a 3rd year MBBS student then. The medical treatment for her injuries did little to improve her condition. But she wasn’t ready to give up yet. She was discharged after 5 weeks from the hospital. It was a very hard time for her and her family.
She went back to her studies attended to college in a wheelchair and after completing her MBBS, she did specialization in Psychiatry and became the first Quadriplegic Psychiatrist in Pakistan.