Conditions Leading to Disability in Developing Countries

80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries — UNPD


Heart, Liver, or Kidney Failure

These three vital organs are necessary for proper blood cleaning and circulation. Failure of the heart, liver, or kidney often leads to more health complications such as swelling in the lower body and loss of sensation.

Kidney failure and complications from diabetes left Gabby, a 29-year-old woman in Mexico, unable to walk again.

A young woman who lost mobility to kidney failure receives a wheelchair in Mexico.

Not only did Gabby lose mobility, she lost hope. She was in pain. She couldn't go anywhere. Gabby told her local officials that she no longer wanted medication.

Gabby just wanted to die.

But that isn't the end of her story.

Read more of Gabby's story on our blog.