Afhseen Qumbar, from Mithi in Pakistan’s Singh province, has an unknown muscular disorder, which means she is unable to keep her head upright.
The condition means that Afhseen cannot stand or walk properly and is restricted to a sitting position. She also needs help to eat and use the toilet.
Children are scared of her and adults believe her condition is a result of sins. She doesn’t go to school and her only friends are her six siblings.
Her father Allah Jurio, 55, and mother Jameelan, 50, say they have consulted several local doctors but have been told they cannot provide treatment for such a rare condition.
The poverty-stricken couple, who rely on their eldest son for financial help also lack the money or resources to take their daughter for specialist help.
‘It is devastating to see my daughter like this. I cannot see her suffer anymore. None of the doctors here could diagnose her condition.
‘They have advised us to take her to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi. But we do not have money or resources to a bigger hospital for treatment.’