Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

Mahavir Kmina's mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all amputees that due to their poor economic condition do not have access to proper medical care. Mahavir Kmina provides, free of charge, leg prosthesis including the manufacture, fitting and rehabilitation, allowing the beneficiary to walk again and become independent so that they can re-engage in life activities and thus having social, economic, cultural and educational development.
Jun 5, 2014

Carlos is celebrating no more crutches!

Carlos celebrating No More Crutches!
Carlos celebrating No More Crutches!

Carlos is hardworking and loving 21-year-old young father from Buenaventura, Valle, a busy town in the Colombian pacific coast. Carlos lost his leg in a bicycle accident on his way to work 2 years ago. Back then he was a newlywed with a baby girl on the way. Since the accident Carlos takes care of his baby as best he can on his crutches, while his wife goes to work. With his new leg Carlos is now able to use his arms to carry his baby standing up! And better yet he will be able to play around with her and take her of her properly! And maybe find work to give her and his wife better life.

Carlos lost his leg on a terrible biking accident, while going to work one day, he just had been married and was expecting a baby daughter. Without his leg, he lost his job and his wife had to find work to take care of their family. But now, thanks to your generosity he can now find work again and take care of his wife and baby for the first time! 

With your help Mahavir Kmina provided Carlos with a new leg, with this new prostheses he will be  able to use his hands while taking care of his daughter, play and run around with her and eventually find a job to give her a better life and better opportunities. His wife told us that with his new leg he is feeling happier, more productive and she has seen increase his self-esteem and self-worth. Carlos couldn't be happier with this new opportunity to walk to a better future!

Thank you!

Carlos can now take care of his baby!
Carlos can now take care of his baby!
Jun 5, 2014

Guess who is happy running and playing now?

Julieth showing off her new leg!
Julieth showing off her new leg!

Julieth is a sweet and shy 11 year-old, from the small village of Tuchin, Cordoba, in the northen region of Colombia, saddly like many children in rutal Colombia, Julieth was a victim of domestic violence and lost one of her legs as a result, she was so deeply traumatized that she can't even remeber loosing her little leg. But we are happy to report that that thanks to your genrosity Mahavir Kmina provided a prothesis for Julieth and now she can walk, play and grow strong everyday putting her troubled past behind

Her mother assured us that since getting her new leg she can see traces of her lively and happy daughter before the incident. She is starting to leave her shyness behind and to talk a little more. She said to us the day she got her new custom leg, she will not be embarrased to go to school anymore because now she can jump rope with her friends and walk to the blackboard. Julieth had a terrible experience and was so shaken by it  that she does not remember exactly how it happen, but now her greatest wish to walk again and leave all the sadness behind is a reality thanks to you.

With your help, we provided Julieth with a prosthesis that will allow her to overcome the traumas of her past and shine like the bright little girl she is. Her mother reports that the new leg is helping her to gradually get her self-confidence back.

In the name of Julieth and her family we want to thank you for believing in us and giving us the chance to give this little angel the opportunity to happily walk to a better future.

Julieth so proud of her new leg!
Julieth so proud of her new leg!
Ready for a day of running and playing!
Ready for a day of running and playing!
Super model pose with her new leg!
Super model pose with her new leg!
Julieth
Julieth's smile says it all Thank you!
May 19, 2014

Our Every day Heroes

Juan Jose
Juan Jose's beautiful face!

May is always a month were we honor the heroes in our lives. Mothers and grandmothers, care-takers and friends, for us is the opportunity to honor you as our silent hero, and share with one of many stories of mothers who face incredible odds to give their children a new opportunity to walk confidently and smile again.

One of these wonderful mothers is María Alejandra, her beautiful son Juan Jose, 2 years old, had his leg amputated at 8 months old due to a bad injection at a local clinic in his native Apartadó, a remote Colombian town next to the Pacific Ocean. What began as a routine check-up, ended with Juan Jose losing all circulation to one of his perfectly healthy legs when the botched injection cauterized one of his principal veins, changing his life and opportunities forever.

María Alejandra is a single mom, and works long hours at a local market to make ends meet. She barely has time to take care of her family and help Juan Jose with his special needs and it is almost impossible for her to get time off work to make the long lines and paperwork required to get Juan Jose the medical care he needs. She often works late nights and really early mornings so she can take time to take him to his doctor’s appointments.

This tireless mom fundraised for months to raise money for two bus tickets, to bring her child to to our offices in Medellín, almost an 8 hour trip, so we could help her wonderful, happy son to develop his muscles, walk, run and play. With your help we did not only gave Juan Jose a new leg so he can learn how to run, dance and play soccer, but also a new prostheses anytime he outgrows his old one in the future. This means no more long nights for mom and more time helping Juan Jose grow strong and happy.

Moms like María Alejandra and brave boys like Juan Jose, are an inspiration for us to work harder every day, to provide many more mothers and children with the help they so desperately need. So thank you, we are beyond grateful that you believe in us and our work and help us make dream a reality every day.

 

Getting a new leg can be hard but mom is here
Getting a new leg can be hard but mom is here
Juan Jose looking for his mom, always close by!
Juan Jose looking for his mom, always close by!
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