8 amputees receive prosthetic limbs on 6th April from founder of French based ‘Keep Walking Association’
Eight (8) amputees received prosthetic limbs yesterday Wednesday 6th April 2016, from founder of French based ‘Keep Walking Association’. Marc Helie made the presentation at the office of the Dominica Association of People with Disabilities (DAPD), within the framework of a partnership between the DAPD and the ‘Keep Walking Association’.
The eight beneficiaries are Albert Clarke, Luke Fabien, Andy Fontaine, Jose Lamar, Magdalene Laville, Akim Lugay, Irma Raymond Joseph and Maurelle Xavier.
Helie, who is himself an amputee, undertook the mission of equipping Dominican leg amputees with new or reconditioned prosthetics, sourced from France in 2015. There were five beneficiaries in 2015.
Hellie stated “So this is our second time in Dominica for our project to build legs for Dominican people…The first time was a success, and it is good to keep on going this way”.
Joseph is an amputee for twenty years. She added “so from now on, till death do us part, I will have two legs. So I thank God for that. When each and every one of us look at the cost of receiving a prosthetic leg, it is more than an arm and a leg for us, so with the aid of the Almighty, Keep Walking Association, DAPD, and all the other partners, we say thank you, thank you, thank you,” Mrs Joseph stated.
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