Who is Baby Mahdi?
Baby Mahdi was born on 29th November 2020 in Babylon, Iraq. He is an only child and was born with a rare genetic condition called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which causes muscle wastage and weakness. Unfortunately, children with the type of SMA that Mahdi has, do not usually live beyond the age of two (as their muscle weakness eventually affects the important muscles needed for breathing).
Baby Mahdi needed one injection costing a staggering $2 million that would save his life. His family had explored every avenue and had begun to lose hope.
In July 2021, Baby Mahdi was connected with The Zahra Foundation and their global partners in an effort to save his life.