| Nov 29, 2016
Today's the day you can change a life.
Amina and her mother. Photo credit: Sala Lewis
When Amina was born, her mother Rebecca was devastated to see that the baby girl was born missing her leg. As Amina grew, it became obvious she would need a prosthetic leg if she was going to participate in activities and go to school with her peers.
“The doctors advised me to bring Amina to CCBRT,” her mother Rebecca says. “When we arrived, I was amazed by the reception and care that we received.”
The team at the CCBRT Disability Hospital informed Rebecca that Amina would need to be fitted for a prosthetic, and they would create a custom prosthetic leg for Amina, free of charge. At first, the little girl did not feel comfortable using her new leg, so her mother brought her back to CCBRT for rehabilitation clinics. Amina is now comfortable using her limb and is learning how to move on her own. An active toddler, she is now playing with other children, and will go to school in a few years.
“We will keep coming to CCBRT for rehabilitation and new prostheses as Amina grows,” says Rebecca. “Since coming to CCBRT, I am less worried about my daughter’s future, and I have more time to cook for my family, and work at my part-time jobs. I’m speechless. I could not afford to buy a prosthetic leg on my own. All I can say is thank you.”
This is the impact you support.
It’s more than a prosthetic limb or a clinic. It’s a child’s mobility restored, a future that is made brighter with the promise of education, and healthy development. It’s a mother’s ability to return to work, providing additional income for her family. It’s an impact that ripples out from one thriving family to touch a community.
This Giving Tuesday, we hope you will empower us to reach even more lives.
We’ve made great progress with your support, but there are many more children like Amina, and mothers like Rebecca. We have more lives to change, and we cannot do it without you.
Thank you for your generosity.