Man With A Mission—Limb For Life

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There are many people in India who lose their limb is some accident. When a person becomes an amputee, they are faced with staggering emotional and financial lifestyle changes.  Fortunately, high tech prosthetic devices that restore a person’s basic skills and independence are available. Unfortunately, many amputees lack the financial resources to obtain adequate prosthetic care.

Mission:

LIMB FOR LIFE initiative by Mumbai based NGO Yuvak Prathishtan. It’s is a new hope, a new vision, a new chapter. Under this mission, the NGO provides free advanced-electronic prosthetic limbs to amputees who cannot afford it.

 Objective:

  • Provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.
  • Provide fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

 Process:

  • After an amputee approaches the NGO, they do a thorough research on what type of limb is required.
  • The documented research is sent to the manufacturer; in Germany.
  • The manufacturer makes the limb – on made to order basis.
  • The limb reaches the amputee in approximately 2 months; at no cost whatsoever.

About the NGO:

Yuvak Prathishtan, founded by Member of Parliament Dr. Kirit Somaiya (Mumbai north-east) in 1980, is committed to create awareness and social, economic, environmental and public health related issues to the society at large.

The mission is led by Neil Somaiya who is a socio-political activist and one of those who are trying to make a change. As a socio-political activist, he has taken up several projects to encourage the youth on various subjects like education, saving electricity, cleanliness, sanitation, health and national pride.

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