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
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

Aug 25, 2015

Linas prothetic leg opened new doors for a happier future!

Linas new leg gave her hope for a happier future!
Linas new leg gave her hope for a happier future!

On March 27, 2004, Lina´s life changed. She was only 4 months old and she was badly injured as a bullet hit her while resting in her crib.

The stray bullet entered Lina´s crib on accident due to an on-going combat between the Colombian Army and a guerilla group near her house in Buenaventura, Valle. Lina´s right leg had to be amputated to save her life!

Since she is 4 years old, United for Colombia through its program “A Step to hope” guarantees that she will have the adequate prosthesis for her age until she is fully grown.Thanks to your generous donation we can make this happens!

Nowadays Lina is 11 years old and with your support she will continue to live a fun and active childhood!

We invite you to watch a short video of Lina´s progress during the last 7 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUS2TGFoSQs&feature=youtu.be

Sincere thanks!

United for Colombia

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