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"My father was shot by the rebels but the bullet that killed him first passed through my leg." Mary Kamara, 25, da Freetown, Sierra Leone.
"I never walk without my leg". Alex Sandy Cuumber, 32 years old from Bo, Sierra Leone.
"I just remember a loud bang and then waking up in pain in the hospital, without a leg." Toussaint Raymond Coly, 27, of Ziguinchor, Senegal
"I was raised taught that I was no different from other children, a defect in my legs and hands did not make me inferior to anyone". Mamadu Baldé, 19, from Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
"Now playing volleyball will be easier". Fulgence Hagenimana, 32, of Nyanza, Rwanda
"My new SwissLimbs' leg is lighter, more comfortable and more resistant that my previous one". David Kumwenda, 49 years old from Rumphi, Malawi
"Now I can do many more things for my family". Eliza Kwemani, 47 years old from Mzimba, Malawi
"I was riding a motorcycle, an accident took my leg away". Albano Fernandes, 38 years old from Maputo, Mozambique
" A colleague of mine accidentally activated a grenade: the explosion tore my arm apart". Paulo Piter, 30, of Maputo, Mozambique
"I arrived at the hospital with a forearm injury, but when I woke up, my arm had been amputated up to my shoulder". James Ndori Kagabo, 38, from Kigali, Rwanda
"I lost the use of my legs as a child due to polio. Then, in 2005, an accident took my hand away". Sharon Tumusiime, 47, from Nyanza, Rwanda
"I was on patrol in the forest when the world turned upside down. I had stepped on a landmine", Patrick Kagaba, 53, from Nyanza, Rwanda.
"Because of malaria, I fell into a coma. When I woke up, both my legs were gangrenous", Grace Uwiduhaye, 18 years old, from Nyanza, Rwanda
"The rebels first killed all the adults, then grouped us children together and chopped off our hands with a machete", Adama Sumanh, 30 years old, from Kambia District, Sierra Leone
"I know what it's like to live without a limb: that's why I want to learn how to make the best legs possible," Mohamed Marras, 34, from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
"I screamed for hours for help, then passed out. Once I regained consciousness, I was in the hospital and my right leg was amputated". Ebenezer John, 33 years old, from Kenema, Sierra Leone
"This leg is lighter and more comfortable", Sakina Majeshi, 21 years old, from Mwanza, Tanzania
"'Diabetes made me lose both my legs', Elifazi Savunyu, 71 years old, from Mwanza, Tanzania
"A wheelchair changed her life', Esther Woro, 13-year-old South Sudanese resident of the Bidibidi camp in Uganda
"We were woken up by gunshots," Mary-Juan, a 32-year-old South Sudanese woman living in Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda
"The driver left me on the road", Latifa, 24 year old mother and business woman from Dodoma, Tanzania
"I was conscious and in total agony", Frederik, 22 years old from Dodoma, Tanzania
"Six people died in the accident, I survived but lost my right hand", Chesco, 43 years old, from Dodoma, Tanzania
"The car drove over me and crushed my leg", Denis, father of 20 years, in Tanzania
"The railings pierced through the bus and severed my leg", Asha, 30 year old teacher from Tanzania
“I saw my hand trapped in the minibus’ door", Ali, 30 years old from Tanzania
"I was walking on the street and suddenly I felt something below my feet; it was a landmine…” Basel, 25 years old man from Syria
"I was abducted by the LRA* when I was 12: I was rescued when the government forces bombed our camp blowing my leg away." Sunday, 32 years old from Te-Aceng, Uganda
"Now I can work and help my wife providing for our family", Alterno, 55 years old, from Kiryandongo in Uganda
"I was still conscious when I was below the bus. I could see my tibia bone coming outside with a lot of blood, flesh, and muscles surrounding it “, Baraka - 35 years old from Mbeya, Tanzania
"Rockets were flying from the sky. There was no time to run for cover and the carnage was unescapable“, Mohammad - 58 years old from Raqqa, Syria.
"I was playing soccer when suddenly an unexpected blow of a mortal shell disrupted our game...“, Ibrahim, 27 years old from Dara'a, Syria
"The day I lost my leg was the day my husband left me“, Lilly, widow with 4 children from Uganda
"I looked down and saw I was missing my leg and suddenly I started feeling a lot of pain. I started crying.“, John, 30 years old from Uganda.