Traffic accidents and cardiovascular disease account for 80% of the amputations that we attend in Mahavir Kmina. An alarming figure that leads us to stories like Angela’.
On October 23, 2016, at 6:47 AM, Angela’s life changed forever. “I will never forget it,” she said to me. “I was driving my motorbike and my sister was with me. We were going to do a diligence Then I saw a car at the distance coming towards us at high speed. I didn’t have time to react.” The vehicle knock against them head-on and both were shot in the air.
Days later, Angela woke up in the hospital room. “At that moment I didn’t know what had happened to me,” she said, but then images were coming to her memory about the accident. “My sister!” she thought. “What happened to my sister?” Her sister got several broken bones and some scratches. However, Angela had lost a leg.
She bravely assumed it. “Since the first moment, I made the decision not to let this overthrow me. Because despite everything, we survived." Ninety long days and multiple visits to the operating room were not enough to break her spirit. “I didn’t know I was that strong,” she said proudly. “Everything I thought was important before the accident didn’t seem to have the same value. I found out that my priorities were already others.”