Two and a half years ago, Kareem went to the pharmacy to get some medicine for his father. As he came out from the shop, a lorry showed up and ran him over. The accident was so severe that his right leg needed to be amputated. Sadly, road accidents are common in India and many of the children we support have become amputees after being hit by lorries and other vehicles.
Kareem lives in Andhra Pradesh with his family. His father earns very little as an agricultural worker (£3 a day) and some days he doesn’t have work. They live in a small two-room house. After his leg was amputated, Kareem faced many challenges and struggled to walk without any support from his family.
But this summer, Kareem was fitted with a prosthetic at the Elizabeth Panton Limb Centre. He is very happy with his freedom and mobility. He is now playing outdoor games with his friends and he loves walking to school on his own. His favourite subject is Science and he dreams of becoming a spaceman.
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