Read the stories of our volunteers

Sergio

Sergio

Sergio is a 9 year old boy with a wonderful spirit. He came to us hoping to find a prosthesis that looked like the claw of a dinosaur, he also came to us with images and photos of some of his favourite dinosaurs. To make sure Sergio felt comfortable and safe, our...

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Luz Marina

Luz Marina

Luz Marina lost her arm almost 50 years ago, whilst fighting for workers rights. She is still an active social leader today, helping to improve her community, even though she is fully aware of the risks that are involved. One of the reasons why Marina wanted to...

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Carlos

Carlos

Carlos is a 21-year-old boy, who tragically lost his arm when he was bitten by a snake. Due to the poor medical system and the remoteness of where Carlos lives, the bite became infected. Carlos did not receive the medical attention he needed at that time, so his arm...

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Maria Isabel

Maria Isabel

6-year-old Maria Isabel’s family contacted e-NABLE Medellín about building an arm that would alleviate the effects of her disability, a defect that she was born with. Despite living around 8 hours away, on the coast, Maria Isabel and her family were able to make it to...

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Jhorman

Jhorman

15-year-old Jhorman was born with an arm defect, but this has not stopped him from aspiring to be a music producer. After spending 3 days at one of our workshops designing and building an arm according to his own branding, we were able to organise for Jhorman to visit...

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Figu

Figu

Figu is a young Colombian rapper, who’s dream was to produce music, despite the cards that life had dealt him. Figu was born with an arm defect, and contacted e-NABLE Medellín in search of an assistive device that would help him not only in everyday life, but also to...

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Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is an adult landmine victim that lost his vision and both of his arms in an explosion. Unfortunately, Oscar was unable to use the original arms that we built for him as they require vision to be functional. We asked Oscar what we could do to help alleviate the...

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