This is 5 year old Samantha from the Salinas, Santa Elena Province, who has phocomelia....where an arm or leg does not develop fully.
Her case was brought to our attention by Protesis Imbabura our providers.
The family knew she needed a prosthesis but they were unable to afford one. It was a very difficult engineering job to create a lower leg and incorporate her shortened leg and foot. While it may look a bit strange, Samantha and her parents are excited to have her actually walking for the first time!
As she grows, adjustments and changes will need to be made. In the meantime, Samantha is thrilled to be able to get around on her own.
Thanks to Protesis Imbabura and our donors for giving Samantha a new lease on life.
Would you like to be a part of our labor of love?