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 19, 2015

Our little hero, Alexander, can play and run again!

Waiting patiently for the doctors
Waiting patiently for the doctors

Dear donor,

Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center is happy to announce that with your help, Alexander, our little hero that saved his sister from being run over by a truck, now has a new chance to live a happy life. You made this possible through your donations and now Alexander has a new prosthetic leg. 

Alexander is now able to play, run and jump again, and enjoy his life in the country. Now he won´t have to undergo more surgeries and his mother is more than happy to see him smile again.  

We are helping more children in Colombia and we are changing lifes with your help, for that we couldn´t be more grateful. Giving people the chance to walk and be independent is also the chance for them to study, work and have a dignified life. Please consider to become a recurring donor to help us and help children in Colombia to be happy and healthy again, your help is our biggest tool to change lifes. 

Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donation that will allow Alexander the little hero to walk confidently again and have a new chance at life! Every donation helps ensure that he can develop happy and healthy, and have a wonderful childhood.     

To continue helping more people we invite you to participate in the upcoming Bonus Day on Global Giving on july 15th, this is a great opportunity for us to change tthe world because every donation will be matched in 50%, so your help will be multiplied and more kids will get the chance to walk again. ¡You can also help us by telling your friends and family of this event!

Thank you again, and now you are a super heroe to our kids, they are happy and grateful for your help and for supporting our cause. WE WILL KEEP CHANGING LIFES TOGETHER! 

 

Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

 

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Nervous but happy!
Nervous but happy!
A new leg, a new life!
A new leg, a new life!
Mom and I, the best team!
Mom and I, the best team!
May 27, 2015

Meet Yenny the salsa dancer superstar!

Yenny getting the messurments taken for her leg!
Yenny getting the messurments taken for her leg!

Meet Yennifer, she is 14 years old and loves to dance more than anything in the world. She was born without her right leg due to a rare genetic condition, but this has never stopped her from following her dreams as a salsa champion.

Yenny is from Ibague, a small city in the west of Colombia, when she was eleven she was dancing at a school performance in the town square and was spotted by a dance teacher, her talent was so amazing that he was surprised to discover she only had one leg.

She was then recruited in to a special dance school that emphasizes on salsa and other tropical rhythms. She quickly rose to the ranks and in a matter of months was dancing with the junior company and competing. This year she participated in the junior salsa championship and was awarded a special mention by the judges. In Yenny’s own words when she is dancing her feelings and all her problems just “melt away”.

Yennifer is a fighter, she is really brave and never gives up, but the past few months have been very challenging. Her old prostheses that was a gift from all her classmates and teacher at her dance school last year was now too small and painful for her to dance with, and she kept getting hurt because she would stop dancing.

Thanks to your generous contributions we gave Yenny a new artificial leg, one fitted for her height and adjusted to help her dancing. She was beyond words, being able to dance again with no pain she could not keep still and couldn’t wait to get back to the dance studio and rehearse.

Yenny says her dream is to travel the world showing her talent and other children and youth with disabilities that anything is possible if you are passionate and work hard. She is poised to compete again in a junior championship this June. With your help Mahavir Kmina gave this wonderful girl a new chance at fulfilling her goals.

So on behalf of Yenny, her family and dance friends we say, Thank you! Your donations made this dream a reality.

Please consider sharing Yenny’s story and our work with your friends and family so we can continue helping more amazing children like Yenny walk confidently to a better future.

Not even a broke protheses can bring Yenny down!
Not even a broke protheses can bring Yenny down!
Yenny and her mom the day they arrived!
Yenny and her mom the day they arrived!
Yenny in the last salsa championship!
Yenny in the last salsa championship!
Yenny and her new better leg!
Yenny and her new better leg!
Always with the biggest smile1
Always with the biggest smile1

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Apr 7, 2015

Celebrate Matias new chance at life!

Matias standing alone for the firt time
Matias standing alone for the firt time

Matias’ five year old smile illuminated every corner of our offices when he received his new leg. Once we place the new prostheses in his little leg, he was jumping and running so energetically, that our doctors had to ask him to slow down, his happiness filled the entire room!

This adorable kindergartner lost his leg due to a negligent healthcare service, a bad injection that perforated one of his arteries when he was only 2 months old. He has never walk on his own and has always gotten around with the support of his mother and small crutches, but with your help we gave him the opportunity to have a better future and a normal childhood by using a prostheses. His new leg will allow him to develop and grow happy and healthy. He will be able to run, climb trees and even ride a bike someday.

The day we gave Matias his new leg, his mom cried the entire time and said it was a miracle, an opportunity for her and her baby to have a better life. Thanks to your donations, we could give him a new leg that will improve his development chances, strengthen his muscles and allow him to have a normal childhood.

On behalf of Matias and his family we want to thank you for your generosity and caring about changing his little life. When we first met him he seem eager to explore and discover the world around and now he will be able to do by himself standing tall and proud.

Help us help more children like Matias by telling you friends and family about our work!

Thank you for being this sweet baby’s hero!

Practice makes perfect!
Practice makes perfect!
"look mom all on my own!"
"look mom all on my own!"
Matias trying on his new little leg!
Matias trying on his new little leg!

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