Amputee Spotlight – Forday Conteh

Joseph AttleeInspiring Stories, Leg NewsLeave a Comment

In the dusty yard of Farafenni Power Station, a figure on a bicycle emerges from behind a distant warehouse. As the man draws nearer, I see the striking sky blue of his Muslim attire, and a wide grin beaming above a stark-white beard. He comes to a halt and nimbly dismounts from his ancient bicycle, propping it on a kickstand … Read More

The Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team

Joseph AttleeGambia, Leg NewsLeave a Comment

About an hour’s drive south of Banjul, in the town of Seracunda, lies the grounds of the Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team. Here, in a tiny sports centre, athletes from across the nation meet up every week to train. Many of these players fit the training around professional careers as teachers, mechanics or doctors. For others, the community of the court … Read More

Success at Glastonbury

Joseph AttleeFestival, Leg News1 Comment

The team at a festival

Legs4Africa is growing. The word is spreading. People are paying attention. Another 2000 legs are in storage, ready for shipping. However, we are still just a tiny group of friends volunteering in their spare time. Across the country, potential donors – medical centres, hospitals and amputees – are discarding prosthetic limbs, without the knowledge that an organisation like Legs4Africa even … Read More

Meet Madi – Amputee Journalist

Joseph AttleeLeg NewsLeave a Comment

amputee in Africa

Madi Njie is an outspoken journalist and an amputee. He now writes for the Daily Observer, after his first newspaper The Independent was brutally closed down by the Gambian government for articles that criticised the president (in power for over 20 years) and his policies. Madi lost his leg when he was 12, while helping on his family’s farm during … Read More