Health
 Colombia
Project #8674

Give prosthetic legs for 100 Children in Colombia

by Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

We love to see our kids smile because their dream to walk again became a reality. Mahavir Kmina Artifitial Limb Center works side by side with our donors. You are our most important combustible, the reason why we can be life changers. We are constantly making new micro projects so more children can receive our help. These four cases below are the most recent little ones that need all of our help, we appreciate you take a minute and take a look to our future, our kids: 

A prosthesis to see Karen`s smile

Karen lives in a rural zone that demands her to pass through unstable surfaces. She was born without one of her legs, because of this Mahavir Kmina and our donors, will help her to receive a lower artificial limb. This way Karen will walk as long as she wants, she could be able to run and the sadness from her face will probably go away.

Enter into the link below if you want to change Karen`s life https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/a-prosthesis-for-a-smile-from-karen/

Camilo wants to swim again, you can help him!

With this project we will make and donate a prosthesis for Camilo’s leg. He is a boy from the department of Choco, a place surrounded by the ocean. He loves to swim in the sea but he is to shy when people don't see his leg. Additionally, he can’t swim very well with one leg missing. Help us build his dream.

Enter into the link below and make as many donations from the amount you want if you want to change Camilo´s life https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/camilo-wants-to-swim-again-you-can-help-him/

Sebastian grew up and needs new prosthesis

With your thoughtful help you will help Sebastian once again. On the past vacations he grew up and noticed that his prosthesis did not fit anymore. Therefore, we ask for your help so we can give this playful kid, a new leg.

Enter into the link below and make as many donations from the amount you want if you want to change Sebastian´s life https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/sebastian-grew-up-and-needs-new-prosthesis/

Help baby Samuel to learn how to walk

This micro project will specifically help us set up a prosthesis to a baby called Samuel. This little boy was born with a problem in his heart that complicated his health and when he was 10 months old, a very strong medicine produced the amputation of his four extremities. With your donations we could begin the process of construction and donate Samuel his prosthesis. 

Enter into the link below and make as many donations from the amount you want if you want to change Samuel´s life https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/give-prosthetic-legs-for-100-children-in-colombia/

Mahavir Kmina feels proud of our benefactors, thanks to their help we have donated 3.076 low limb prostheses for anyone who needs and wants to walk again. Thanks to our benefactors help, we have earn credibility and people believe in the changes we make.  We believe in the miracles we can make. 

It seems unimaginable that what seems a small or a big donation, can become in a life changing opportunity. On this ocassion we would show you the evolution from one of our beneficiaries, who has received our prostheses since 2007. 

Here is what your big heart has done for Santiago´s life:

Santiago came to Mahavir Kmina when he was 7 years old. His leg was not developed due a congenital marfolmation. He was the best kid from his class in second grade and by the time he adapt to our prostheses, Santiago discovered that they were no bounds. 

Few months later, his mother sent pictures of him climbing a three with our prostheses, riding bike and playing football. From that time he believed in Mahavir Kmina´s miracles. 

Since that first time, Santiago has come to receive a donated prostheses, another 9 times. Nine times that gave him his opportunity to walk again and to believe that his limits are mostly, mental. 

His growing process was done with our help, with the help of the prostheses from when he was 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and now, 17 years old. 

Nowadays, Santiago is a young man who is in first year of college. He has different interests now then 10 years ago. He loves to play guitar and listen to music. He also graduated with honors from school.

This kid will always remember what you have done for him, how you have help and believed in him.  

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Loving hide and seek game!
Loving hide and seek game!

                                                    

The reach of our task has overcome every border. The benefits we give to children’s lives with our prosthetic legs have been heard in so many countries, for instance in Ecuador. Amy, a fourth year old gorgeous girl, came with her grandparents from this neighbor country to obtain her prosthesis. This little ginger girl stole our hearts with her energy and happiness that she gives even though she had a missing part of her body, her leg, because of a congenital malformation in her mother´s pregnancy.

Nevertheless, Amy can keep running to achieve her dreams with the help of a prosthesis given for free from Mahavir Kmina. But this was only possible with the help of YOU, dear donor. With your thoughtful donation we had the chance to give Amy her prosthetic leg.

Thanks to the team we create with you and Amy´s desire, she plays hide and seek without limping, because Amy is a such an energetic girl, that the only difficulty we had was to keep her still and seated in one spot to put her prosthesis on.  She really wants to run and conquer the world! She probably will with this new chance.

Amy and her family are back to their country and can´t wait to see Amy begin Kindergarten and start building her dreams. We feel so happy that we can contribute with children´s smiles.

With all of our gratitude we want to THANK YOU for believing in us and in little princesses like Amy. If you want to give more happiness to children in the world, please consider becoming a regular donor and help us to make it possible.

With great gratitude,

Mahavir Kmina Foundation

          

                                  

             

Taking her a  picture was a complete game
Taking her a picture was a complete game
A picture with the ambassador from India
A picture with the ambassador from India
During his last visit, Matias never stoped smiling
During his last visit, Matias never stoped smiling

Children should have a happy beginning in this world, but some of them had to go through difficult situations that almost all of us will never live. Matias, who is a sweet four years old boy from Copacabana (a small town near to Medellin, Colombia), suffered a congenital malformation when he still was in his mother’s belly. Because of that, he was not able to walk by his own.

However, he is walking now with the help of a prosthesis given free of charge by Mahavir Kmina. But we only did 25% of the work; YOU, dear donor, made this possible with your sincere charity, contributing with another 25%. Matias did the other half of the work by walking, jumping and running with his new prosthetic leg, and he does it in an amazing way!

That’s right! Matias is a very, very, VERY energetic kid. With only two years living on Earth, the first time he came he was very shy. But we saw him again a few days ago and this little kid was no longer afraid. He was smiling all the time… and running, running a lot. Seriously, trying to keep him quiet was one of the hardest things we have ever done.

We are so happy to see this amazing evolution in Matias, he is living a happy and healthy life together with his loving family, which is giving him all the support he needs to have a good starting in this world. In the present days, he is enjoying the kindergarten and he will be initiated in school next year.

Matias's story changed for good because of big hearts like yours, for that we really want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You are the game shifter for this kid and his family, with your support he has now an opportunity to live like the special boy he is. If you want to give more happiness to children in this world, please consider becoming a regular donor and help us to make it possible.

With great gratitude,

Mahavir Kmina Foundation

Ready for taking measures for his new prosthesis.
Ready for taking measures for his new prosthesis.
Matias is such a sweet boy!
Matias is such a sweet boy!

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Matias hugs his father.
Matias hugs his father.

Thanks to your donations so far, we have given to kids in Colombia the chance to walk, learn and be happy. 

One of this kids, is Matías, a beautiful 6 years old boy that lost his leg due to a poor executed surgery. After this tragedy he had to quit school for a while, and stay at home recovering. Then, in 2010 he received his first prosthesis from Mahavir Kmina, with which he learned to walk again, left his crutches behind and started living like any other kid. 

Thanks to your generous donations, he came back to school, saw his friends again and started playing soccer, his favorite sport. We are so happy to know that he is living a healthy and happy life.

This month, he came back for another prosthetic leg, due Matías is still a kid and that means he is still growing, he will need to come frequently to change it.

He came with a big smile and looking happy, and so his family, but the smile he got when he left Mahavir Kmina was even bigger. Now he is getting ready to become in the soccer player he wants to be. He and his family couldn´t be happier and more grateful with you, generous donor. 

Matías is one of the many children that need our help, one of the many disabled children in Colombia. that still have a chance in life to be educated, happy and independent if we continue to work together towards donating prosthesis to them.

Thank you for being our partner in changing this world, we are proud of our work and prouder of having your trust.

If this stories touch you, I want to tell you that we are looking an special help for Ever, a kid who lives in one of the poorest territories in Colombia. He never developed one of his leg, so we made a microproject for him here in Globalgiving and I bring the link to it in this report.

With eternal gratitude,

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Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

Location: La Estrella, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.mahavir-kmina.org
Project Leader:
Juan Rodrigo Mejia
Executive Director
Itagui, Antioquia Colombia
$35,195 raised of $60,000 goal
 
541 donations
$24,805 to go
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