Aug 20, 2014

Goods news from Luz!

Luz showing off her new leg!
Luz showing off her new leg!

Luz Erlender couldn't contain her happiness, she was filled with a quiet joy as we fitted her for her new leg. The 30 year-old single mother of 2, whose  life changed 10 years ago when she stepped on a landmine and lost one of her legs and spent some time in a coma. This made made the task of taking care of her young babies and working full-time a great challege, 

Luz lost her leg when she was a victim to one of the thousand of land mines that threaten the lives of rural people in Colombia, she needed a new leg to get a better job to provide for her familu and more importantly play with her children and walk them to school safely, her worst fear is they have to walk alone in dangerous roads and they migh stumble upon a landmine like she did. Thorugh your generosity we her a prosthesis that will allow her to use both her leg and hands to work and more importantly be able to provide a safer future for her family.

With her new leg she can now  get a better job, walk her children to school safely, making sure they are not hurt in the same way she was. With your help, Luz is now able to walk, run and play with her kids and she has also regained use of her hands, the new leg allows her to cook and care for her family more easily and get better economic opportunities for her and her children.  

While talking to Luz the day she got her new leg she said "I have no words to express my hapiness and greatfulnes for the people that believe in me enough to give me this gift of life and love, I will not dissapoint you I will be the best mother I can be and work hard".

So from Luz, her family and all of our team Thank you!

 

Luz too moved and excited for words
Luz too moved and excited for words
Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to you Matias can learn to walk!

Matias happy with his knew leg!
Matias happy with his knew leg!

Meet Matias a sweet and loving one year old from La Azulita, a neighbourhood in the small municipality of Copacabana. Cheerful and attentive, he loves to laugh and play, however he was born without one of his legs due to a rare genetic disease called agenesis, which cause an underdevelopment of the shinbone and fibula.

His disability has never stopped Matías from growing both physically and mentally, but as the time passes he had to get a prosthesis soon or his muscles wouldn't develop properly, and he may never be able to walk or hold himself upright. Worried, his mother sought the help of Mahavir Kmina, and thanks to your generosity we could provide him with a prosthesis, so he can grow happy and healthy.

It has not been an easy road for the child’s familty. However, thanks to your generosity, this month Matías received his prosthetic leg, which will help him to perform the activities of any child his age.

According to his mother he is learning how to walk and even run a litlle bit, and he loves to chase her around the house! It is precisely this kind of stories that make us so grateful for your help. Your generous donations have helped us give huge and significant opportunities to children in need around the country.

Matías is the living proof that we can help create new and brighter futures for children with physical disabilities, your solidarity inspires us to work harder every day.

So on behalf of Matias, his family and all the Mahavir Kmina team, Thank you for your support!

Matias lovely eyes!
Matias lovely eyes!
New legs means new adventures to be had!
New legs means new adventures to be had!
Matias can wait to use his new leg!
Matias can wait to use his new leg!
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!
 
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