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A train accident did not stop this Dhaka porter from chasing his footballing dreams

Think Change India
13th Sep 2016
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Mohammad Abdullah lost both his legs in a horrific train accident when he was just seven years old. Today, the Bangladeshi boy has made a name for himself, thanks to his dazzling football skills. At 22, Abdullah dreams of playing football at the international level and meeting his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.

Image : Daily Mail
Image : Daily Mail

After being abandoned by his mother during early childhood, Abdullah was raised by his father and step-mother. He was allegedly abused by his family members and decided to run away. After living and begging on streets for the next few months, he started to live with his grandmother.

In 2001, during a train journey, Abdullah lost both his legs in an accident. He was sent to Aparajeyo Bangla, an NGO, where he received medical aid and learned to move around on a wheelchair. Determined to make the most out of life, Abdullah started learning to walk without the help of a wheelchair.

"I played with my hands at first, but the other children suggested I play with my legs, so I did. Over time, I learnt to get better with my small legs," Abdullah told the Daily Mail.

Aside from honing his skills with the ball, Abdullah currently works as a porter at a ferry station, reports Deccan Chronicle. While his football skills continue to amaze those who stand and watch, Abdullah's dreams are far from accomplished. He wishes to continue playing football and one day, compete professionally like his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.

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