Mr. Ghanim Al Muftah is a twin brother born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, a rare disorder that impairs the development of the lower spine.
Given very few chances of survival by doctors, Ghanim has managed to live beyond his fifteen years. His story has served to amaze and inspire people by being a prominent and exceptional example for youth and disabled people across the world.
Ghanim owes much of his success to his parents who have been an unfaltering influence on his positive development with their insistence that Ghanim leads a normal life, beyond the confines of his incapacity.
On yearly basis, Ghanim receives expert surgical care in Europe. He is Qatar’s youngest entrepreneur, having founded Gharissa Ice Cream, a company that has 6 branches and hires 60 employees.
Ghanim seeks to expand his business and open franchises across the entire Gulf region. It is Ghanim’s hope to become a future Paralympian.
Despite his disabilities, Ghanim lists swimming, scuba diving, football, hiking and skateboarding as his favourite sports. At school, Ghanim used to play football wearing shoes on his hands and would chase after the ball with his ‘normal-sized’ friends.
Astonishingly, Ghanim has climbed Jebel Shams, the highest mountain peak in the entire Gulf region. Fearless, he has publicly voiced his intention to climb Mount Everest.
With over 1 million followers on Instagram, Al-Muftah aims to study Political Science at university, with the goal of becoming a future Prime Minister of Qatar.
Ghanim Al Muftah age
Ghanim Al-Muftah is 20 years old. He was born on 5th May, 2002.
Ghanim Al Muftah Education
He is now finishing his undergraduate degree with a political science emphasis with the ultimate objective of working as a diplomat.
Ghanim Al Muftah Career
He is a motivational speaker. Ghanim is the founder of Gharissa Ice Cream.
Ghanim Al Muftah Family
Ghanim’s parents are Eman Ahmad and Mohammed Al-Muftah. He also has a twin brother called Ahmad.
Ghanim Al Muftah parents
Ghanim Al-Muftah was born to Eman Ahmad and Mohammed Al-Muftah. His mother’s persuasion got him admission to school since many schools weren’t willing to admit him.
Ghanim Al Muftah siblings
Ghanim Al-Muftah has a twin brother called Ahmad Al Muftah.
Ghanim Al Muftah net worth
Ghanim Al-Muftah has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Ghanim Al Muftah instagram
Ghanim’s Instagram account is @g_almuftah. He has over 3.2 Million followers on the photo and video-sharing platform.
Ghanim Al Muftah YouTube
The Youtube Channel of Ghanim is Ghanim Al-Muftah. He has over 800k subscribers.
What does Ghanim Al Muftah have?
Ghanim Al Muftah was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, an uncommon disorder (CDS). However, he has learned to confront challenges with optimism and leadership, which is what makes him a unique and inspirational figure, rather than allowing the illness to limit his life.
How Does Ghanim Al Muftah live?
Ghanim had a few survival chances from doctors however he has thrived to live past his fifteen years.
Qatari YouTuber Ghanim Al Muftah, 20, starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the World Cup opening ceremony.
Al Muftah is known for his motivational speeches and social media presence, featuring on TEDxQatarUniversity in 2018, aged 16, to talk about his condition, caudal regression syndrome.
Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) affects the development of the lower half of the body, which can include the spine, limbs, bladder, bowels and gut.
The bones in the lower spine can be abnormal or missing, with spinal abnormalities often also affecting the chest, which makes breathing difficult.
Qatar-born Mr Al Muftah was chosen as one of the official FIFA World Cup Ambassadors this year.
In a statement, the Loughborough University politics student said: ‘Within my capacities as a [Fifa World Cup] ambassador, I want to send a message of hope, inclusivity, peace, and unity for humanity.’
Mr Al Muftah is known for his philanthropy, having set up the Association of Ghanim with help from his family. The association donates wheelchairs to people in need.
The young man, who has over three million followers on Instagram, was also named ‘Ambassador of Peace’ by H.H the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, in 2014.
Ghanim hopes to become a future Paralympian and lists football as one of his favourite sports.
The inspirational 20-year-old says he grew up playing football at school wearing shoes on his hands.
The Qatar World Cup started today, 20 November 2022, with a vibrant opening ceremony featuring camels, actor Morgan Freeman and a performance by Jung Kook, the singer of K-pop boyband BTS.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, welcomed spectators in English and Arabic.
Four years on from the World Cup in Russia, the Qatar World Cup has drawn its share of controversy after allegations of corruption during the bid to host the event, poor treatment of workers reported by Amnesty International, and illiberal state policies.
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