The World Cup officially started this week. Already on its first day the opening show could have surprised. In it, one person was highlighted and surprised many: the influential Qatari boy in that country.
World Cup opening
The opening of the 2022 World Cup was held on Sunday 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium, located in Al Khor City.
Taking center stage, actress Morgan Freeman spoke with Ghanem Al-Moftah about diversity and inclusion. The Qataris, who wore the traditional garment of the region, the dishdasha, brought rich commentary. What caught the public’s attention most was that the boy had no lower limbs.
The guy is very famous in Qatar for being a character. He is currently 20 years old and works in different fields. They are: YouTuber, Influencer, Entrepreneur, Artist and Philanthropist. In addition, he wants to become an Olympic athlete in the future.
FIFA considered Ghanem an ambassador for the World Cup. For this reason, he acted at the opening of the event, being a symbol that the country is open to tourists of different religions, races, genders and sexual orientations.
It should be noted that the country hosting the World Cup has many laws that do not respect human rights. Thus, many people were afraid to participate in the event. To represent that everyone would be respected, Ghanem asked Morgan if he would be welcomed. Everyone is, the actor said, as invitation to the event extends to the entire world.
Meet the guy
Cheb Ghanem was born in the city of Doha. It is the capital of Qatar. He suffers from a very rare syndrome that affects only 0.01% of the population. It is called caudal regression syndrome.
Basically, the disease is a deformity that prevents an individual from developing the lower part of the cervical spine. Therefore, it is also not possible to have lower extremities.
Because of this problem, several doctors told the man’s parents that he had little chance of survival. The possibility is that he did not resist the first years of his life.
But he not only survived, but also became the youngest businessman in Qatar. He founded the Garissa Ice Cream Company. It currently employs more than 60 employees and plans to expand its business to countries outside the Gulf region.
He still produces a lot of content for the internet with the goal of inspiring people with disabilities around the world. Today, there are more than 3 million people following him on Instagram and YouTube, close to 1 million.
Currently, the young man is studying social sciences at a UK university. On site, you also receive medical follow-up on your health condition. Currently, his goal is to become a diplomat and prime minister of the country.
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