8 year old Amos has been receiving assistance from LVDC for several years by both attending the Prosthetics workshop and with home visits as part of the outreach programme.
Amos lost his hands when he was 1 month old due to the traditional belief that a child born with palm lines resembling ‘M’ can bring bad luck to the family. So in most cases children with that condition are killed, or have their hands chopped off. Though nowadays it is not practiced as much. Unknown people invaded his family and cut off both Amos’s hands.
Amos was fitted with two custom made adapters at LVDC. The adapters were 3D printed at our centre. These orthotics have allowed Amos to eat independently and also give him the ability to hold a pencil. This has enabled Amos to attend school.
With simple, inexpensive changes, we are delighted that we were able to make such huge improvements to Amos’s well being and independent living. We hope to be in a position to continue our support for Amos in the years ahead.