Would you dedicate your life to caring for someone else's children as though they were your own? Read this touching story about a selfless foreign domestic helper who sacrificed so much for her employer's family.
In 1996 when Madam Selvakumari Chelladurai was 45, she gave birth to her son, Ravindran, and it was discovered that he had Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a musculoskeletal disorder.
“Being a newlywed and having a child with special needs, I was overwhelmed, emotional and felt that the world was tumbling”, she shares.
But when Madam Selvakumari’s friend recommended domestic helper, Miss Ranpati Dewage Siyanthi Siromani Pushpika, to her, she proved to be a valuable addition to the family for many years to come.
Rare musculoskeletal disorder
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder which develops even before birth and is present at birth, which can be recognised by the reduced mobility of many joints.
Those affected by AMC find that their range of motion of the joints in their arms and legs is limited or fixed.
Affected joints can include:
- Virtually any and all joints
Arthrogryposis comes from the Greek words for joint and crooking, and actually means “crooking of the joint”.
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