"The car drove over me and crushed my leg", Denis, father of 20 years, in Tanzania
Denis comes from a large family. Because academia was not his strongest suit, he was forced to leave the public education system at the end of grade 7. The only way to obtain a school leaving certificate would be to attend a private school, which for his family was not possible financially.
As a 16 year old in 2014, he was sitting near a shop when a the driver in a passing car lost control of his vehicle and drove over him. Never loosing consciousness he felt the full extent of the excoriating pain of his crushed legs. He thought he was going to die. Doctors performed 4 operations which allowed him to regain the use of his right leg but he left leg had to be amputated above the knee.
Denis, a husband and father of a 9 month old son is thrilled with his new leg. The previous prosthetic was worn out but his new leg with its All Terrain Knee, gives him a lot more mobility.
SwissLimbs, thanks to Medicor Foundation
’s sponsorship, fitted Denis with an above knee prosthetic leg which he’s wearing comfortably and with great confidence.