Tilak lost his leg when he was just four years old in a lorry accident while he was playing. He received poor treatment from the local hospital and his leg became infected. His leg had to be amputated as a result. As he grew up Tilak struggled with the lack of mobility and missed out of school.
At the age of 17, Tilak does electrical work in his local village earning a small sum of £2 a day. He is very close to his mother and sister, who he lives with.
After being fitted with an artificial limb at Elizabeth Panton Limb Centre, he is now able to walk again. Tilak’s new limb has given him a new freedom and finds his electrical job much easier.
Tilak and his family are very happy about the opportunities that his new limb has given him. If you would like to help more children like Tilak, please consider donating here.
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