Give Prostheses to 35 Maimed Colombian War Victims

 
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Give Prostheses to 35 Maimed Colombian War Victims

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Hans Ibarra

Hans Ibarra
He was only 3 years old when a grenade exploded in his home while he was with his grandparents.This explosion caused by the guerrillas wounded him severely, causing the mutilation of his right arm. In 2006, Hans joined UFC's program, and since then he has received orthopedic medical care. He is now 12 years old and will continue to receive full medical attention until he is fully grown and financial aid to cover the educational costs, to continue living a life filled with health and well-being. (view small | med | large | orig)

Angie Trespalacios

Angie Trespalacios
She is Angie Paola, a nine-year-old girl who lost her right leg below the knee. When she was walking nearby her house, she stepped on a landmine which caused her serious injuries, but now she can walk and play again the same way she used to do it before the accident. However, the rehabilitation process keeps going, because she still needs help to continue her life by receiving the neccesary adjustments to maintain the quality of the prosthesis during her growing course. (view small | med | large | orig)

The faces of children

The faces of children
Jerson (on the left) and Oscar (on the right) accidentally stepped on a landmine and the explosion mutilated their legs. Jerson was 11 years old and after that he and his family were forced to leave their home due to the guerrillas intimidation. Oscar was 14 years old when he lost his right leg. With the support of UFC, both received orthopedic care and they remain receiving adjustments to their prostheses until they are fully grown and capable to live a succesfuly, happy and prosperous life. (view small | med | large | orig)

Aleida Pinillo

Aleida Pinillo
At the young age of 17, Aleida lost her left leg below the knee due to a landmine accident on 2008. The accident occurred while she was at work cooking with her mom for the fishermen. When Aleida went to pick up some coconuts to use for lunch, she stepped on a landmine planted approximately 20 meters from the beach. With the support of UFC, she was able to receive a state-of-the-art left leg prosthesis. She can now carry out many physical activities and play with her three-year-old daughter. (view small | med | large | orig)

Lina Fernanda Congo

Lina Fernanda Congo
When Lina was only a baby, she was badly injured due to a bullet impact, while resting in her crib, which came from a combat between the Colombian Army and the guerillas near her house. Because of the seriousness of the injury, her right leg had to be amputated to save her life. After the accident, Lina received a prosthetic leg, and UFC guarantees the necessary adjustments to her prosthesis, every year, so she can live an active childhood until she is fully grown. (view small | med | large | orig)

Carlos Jhordan Amaya

Carlos Jhordan Amaya
Carlos is now 12-year-old, but when he was 6 years old a grenade was thrown into his home and exploded close to where he was watching TV with some other children. The explosion seriously injured Carlos and his little sister, and unfortunately killed his younger cousin. Carlos received a left prosthetic leg, almost one year after the incident. Because he is a fast growing boy, it's necessary for his prosthetic leg to be adjusted bi-yearly in order to meet his new height and weight measurements. (view small | med | large | orig)

Darly Souza

Darly Souza
Darly was a case UFC couldn’t ignore. She was 5 years old when a venomous snake bit her right leg. Her father couldn’t treat her and no doctors were available at the time they arrived at the medical hub. He had to take her to the closest town, but by the time they got there she had gangrene, and she had to be taken to Bogotá, where doctors amputated her leg. Darly received a prosthetic leg on 2008 and physical therapy, psychological attention, and training to learn how to use her prosthesis. (view small | med | large | orig)

Give Prostheses to 35 Maimed Colombian War Victims

Give Prostheses to 35 Maimed Colombian War Victims
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Give Prostheses to 35 Maimed Colombian War Victims

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Catalina Alvarez

Bogota, D.C., Colombia

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