She was born as a normal kid. At the age of 10, she was affirmed with a rare
a neuromuscular disease named “Dystonia” which affected her trunk, neck, and left leg.
Around two years later, the disease traveled to her vocal cords; she developed “Dysphonia” and almost lost her voice.
She communicates with people by writing on her iPad or her cell phone.
Fatima got admission into Beaconhouse National University but the first year was hard.
Fatima had to work extra hard to make her mark and she succeeded in doing so.
She graduated in 2015 with three dean’s honors and thesis distinctions.
Fatima was selected as an inspiring woman for UN Women Pakistan’s recent campaign.
She’s just an ordinary girl from Lahore and has managed to
soar to new heights despite the extra set of challenges she faces.
Fatima is a living testimony to the fact that people with disabilities don’t need your help,
what they need is an environment that supports them to achieve their potential.
“Believe in yourself and you will succeed which will allow you to earn respect and empathy in our society. You are unique and that’s your strongest point in life.” – Fatima Hassan