Meet Mariam and Regina – 2 of our 6 Climb for Albinism team members.
Mariam is the ultimate symbol of resilience. Her story moved me to tears when I met her in 2016 and she inspired me to want to do something about what I saw. She was violently attacked in the middle of the night while in bed with her son and both her arms were chopped off with a machete. She was left to die and waited over 8 hours before receiving medical attention. They may have taken her arms, but they didn’t come close to breaking her spirit. She survived and remains the sweetest, most optimistic and one most resilient human beings I’ve ever met.