United for Colombia

United for Colombia's mission is to fund comprehensive and specialized medical care for severely wounded servicemen and civilians, especially children victims of landmines and unexploded devices. Health, happiness and hope can flourish in the hearts of hundreds of disabled Colombians who dream for a future filled with opportunities
Jul 5, 2016

Ana Marias new step

Ana Maria  was born on September 30, 1992 in Antioquia. Ten years later, her family was displaced by the guerrilla group FARC and had to move to Tumaco, another town in Cauca. In October 2007, when she was just 15 years old, Ana Maria left her home to look for firewood since she needed it for cooking. While in this search, her left foot activated a landmine, causing serious injuries and an amputation of almost all of her foot.

On June 2016, Ana Maria returned to Bogotá to continue with her medical treatment and receive a new prosthesis. The whole trip took her 18 hours since she had to take a bus from Tumaco to Urrao, then, a bus to Medellín, and finally a bus to Bogotá.

Nowadays, Ana Maria milks cows for living on a farm near her home. She has to walk several miles to get there, and since her prosthesis is pretty old, her legs hurts really badly. Besides her job, she has to take care of her sister and son because both of them are under her care.

While in Bogotá, she attended punctually to all the appointments at the CIREC foundation. The doctors payed close attention to her case. First of all, they looked at the state of her leg and saw it was in really bad shape and that the new prosthesis was really needed (Photo 1). They took the sample with a plaster stump and made her one prototype to see if it is good. (Photo 2 and 3).

Ana Maria returned to her home on June 24 and has to come back to Bogota on July 18th to get her new prosthesis and physical therapy. She will stay there for about two weeks.

Please click here to watch a short video about her story: Ana María

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Mar 31, 2016

Ana is ready for a new beginning in life!

When Ana was only 12 years old, a guerilla group recruited her in the state of Putumayo. Her accident occurred during a combat, an explosive device exploded near her affecting her eyes and resulting in the loss of his right eye. Since 2013, Ana is under government protection and lives with a foster mother in Quindío, Colombia.

United for Colombia has – with the support of generous donors – taken care of her rehabilitation and medical costs. In January 2016, Ana received a prosthetic eye, improving her appearance and recovering her self-esteem. She is very optimistic and has an amazing outlook on life. She wants to go back to school to continue her education and hopes for a new beginning in life.

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Dec 23, 2015

Carlos Jhordan, from a child to a teenager!

Carlos from a child to teenager!
Carlos from a child to teenager!

It is so gratifying after more than 10 years of continuous work to share successful stories as the Carlos´. He has been with United for Colombia since 2006 and right now we can happily say he is just as a normal teenager.

Carlos is from Bucaramanga, Santander. In January 2006, when Carlos was only six years old, a grenade was thrown into his home and exploded close to where the children were watching TV. The explosion seriously injured Carlos and his little sister, and unfortunately, killed his younger cousin.

Carlos received a left prosthetic leg in December 2006, almost one year after the incident. Because he is a fast growing boy, it’s necessary for his prosthetic leg to be adjusted yearly in order to meet his new height and weight measurements.

Thanks to United for Colombia´s donors, Carlos Jhordan receives support to help cover the ongoing costs of his education and yearly maintenance of his prosthetic leg. In result, Carlos is a very happy kid, not only because he is now getting a free high-quality education, but also because he can run and play just like other kids.

We invite you to watch a short video about his process during the last 10 years: Carlos Jhordan´s evolution process

 
   

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