COMM: Five-year-old amputee Fayaz is a budding cricketer. COMM: But he has had to overcome immense personal tragedy to play again. COMM: In May 2014, he and his older sister were playing cricket when they came across
an unexploded shell. Not knowing what it was, the children used it as a ball. COMM: Doctors had to amputate Fayaz’s leg to save his life. COMM: Unexploded shells are not uncommon in the Kashmir region as a result of decades
of conflict. COMM: With no compensation or funding from the government, the family has been forced
to sell their home to cover medical costs, including the prosthetics that have enabled
this brave little boy to enjoy his favourite game again.