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1 week ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Thank you Juan for representing BWD and doing such a great job at FUNPROBO. High quality volunteers like you are one more way that we support FUNPROBO and advance the cause of prosthetic limbs for low income Bolivian amputees.
Our work is 100% funded by generous donors bolivianswithoutdisabilities.org/donations/now

Thank you all once again for your donations to help Florencio fund his medical treatment. We reached our goal and he is well on the way to recovery! This week we have said goodbye to someone who has been working very closely with Florencio on making the 3D printed hands and has helped us to get that project up nd running once again! Juan from Spain has worked incrediblely hard over the last 7 weeks and has managed to produce two more 3D printed hands for Eulogio and Zenovia and has started on ... See more

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1 week ago
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Great progress with 3D printed arms at our partner's clinic in Bolivia. Working with two patients today, and they were both so happy that they didn't want to stop practicing trying to grab a glass and bring it to their lips like they were going to finally drink again using their missing arm.
To help more patients like these to receive new 3D printed arms, you can donate here: bolivianswithoutdisabilities.org/donations/now

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1 week ago
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Today we are testing one of our new hand and arm designs. Hand is 3D printed and arm is traditional thermoforming.

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2 weeks ago
Patient – Alfredo was hit by a train | Total Visits 77 | Bolivians Without disAbilities

Alfredo received a prosthetic leg from our partner, FUNPROBO, in May 2017, and this is the story he told us:
“It was 1:30 in the afternoon in early August 2004 and I was working at the side of some train tracks. I needed to go to the bathroom, which was on the other side of the tracks, and as I stepped onto them, I suddenly noticed that a train was speeding towards me. I tried to escape, however,…. http://bolivianswithoutdisabilities.org/2017/06/06/patient-alfredo-was-hit-by-a-train

“It was 1:30 in the afternoon in early August 2004 and I was working next to some train tracks. I needed to go to the bathroom, which was on the other side of the tracks, and as I stepped onto them, I suddenly noticed that a train was speeding towards me. I hadn’t seen the train at first because of…

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3 weeks ago
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Cleaning day in the workshop. New policy is deep clean one day Per month. Find all the loose tools, nuts and bolts and other valuable stuff.

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4 weeks ago

Florencio Assembling a new leg

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1 month ago
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Thanks to Bolivians Without disAbilities, Martin received his very first leg since his amputation, and today he is taking his first steps.
His leg was amputated because of an infection which started in his toe, but was spreading and could not be stopped with medications alone. Martin thought the amputation would be at the ankle and no higher but the surgeons ended up amputating just below the knee. For three weeks after the amputation, he went back and forth from his house to the hospital for ... See more

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1 month ago
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The prosthetic clinic at our partner facility in Bolivia is always full with more patients waited for limited resources.

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1 month ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Another amazing volunteer from Bolivians Without disAbilities advancing the activities at our partner in Bolivia.

We finally have lift off once again with 3D printed hands! Since Juan arrived he has been working hard on the project with help from Theresa and Marie. We are currently in the process of completing hands for 4 patients and we have many more on the waiting list! Juan has almost a month left here so we are hoping that he will be able to continue the amazing work he has veen doing so far! Check out our instagram for a video of the hand in action and don{t forget to follow us while you´re there ... See more

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