Top Tips For Little Legs

Bethany / Little Legs

We’ve been fine tuning these bad boys for a while now but finally our super fun kids fact sheets are ready to go out in to the world! In collaboration with experts like Akram Semwanga, head orthopaedic technologist at Katalemwa Cheshire Children’s Rehab Centre, Kampala these simple fact sheets joyfully address topics that kids with limb difference connect with most. … Read More

Every Leg Donation Has A Tale To Tell

SuePownall / Little Legs

Over the years Legs4Africa has received hundreds of prosthetic legs and we are very conscious that behind each donation there is someone’s personal story. It isn’t often that we learn what these stories are but when we do it makes us all the more aware that these legs have been such a significant part of someone’s life.  I learned this … Read More

Little Legs and more…

SuePownall / Little Legs

 ‘I have two legs now and I will grow to achieve my dream of becoming a driver’.   ……10 year old Brian from Uganda Read more about Brian’s story here Have you ever wondered how many outgrown or redundant prosthetic legs are out there, either in attics or under stairs or most likely on their way to landfill because the previous … Read More

How to play Ampe?

SuePownall / Little Legs

Do you know how to play Ampe?  Originating in Ghana, it is a popular children’s game in Africa because any number can play and no equipment is needed so it’s a good game to play spontaneously anywhere with your friends. It’s fun, fast and furious. A leader is chosen and he or she stands opposite their first opponent. They both … Read More

How a valuable partnership has restored one child’s ambitions for the future

SuePownall / Little Legs

Little amputee boy

CoRSu Rehabilitation Hospital in Uganda is an orthopaedic unit which primarily treats children and young adults who have various forms of disability and is one of Legs4Africa’s much valued partners. Thanks to the generosity of young amputees in the UK, Legs4Africa are able to send donated prosthetic legs to hospitals in Africa such as CoRSU where the impact on children’s … Read More

Charlie is one of Legs4Africa’s Legends

SuePownall / Leg collection, Little Legs

Amputee child

When he was only 9 months old his family had to face the devastating news that Charlie had been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma which is a rare form of bone cancer.  After months of intensive chemotherapy he recovered but his treatment had involved the removal of the diseased bone and soft tissue and, when he was old enough, he was … Read More

Little Emmanuel from Ghana

SuePownall / Little Legs

Little amputee boy

This is 5 year old Emmanuel Azarious Sobo-Blay. His story is typical of the sort of accident that can happen on busy roads.  He and his brother were doing an errand for their mother, taking fabric to the tailor. At the main road Emmanuel’s brother got across safely but Emmanuel was hit by a car and his injuries were such … Read More

Euan – A Legs4Africa Hero

SuePownall / Case Study, Gambia, Little Legs

Euan From Bath

Having a prosthetic leg is a challenge at any age. For children, one of the challenges is being accepted by one’s peers at an age when making friends and taking up new hobbies and pastimes is so important. We never fail to be full of admiration for the little ones who accept their new leg as part of their life … Read More

Lamin and the need for Little Leg Donations

SuePownall / Little Legs

little boy amputee

Lamin Bojang is a 5 year old boy who, like any other 5 year old, enjoys going to school and playing with his friends. However, in June this year Lamin was involved in a car accident which necessitated having his left leg amputated. Thanks to a donation of a leg from a child amputee in the UK which was shipped … Read More

Walking back to school

SuePownall / Ghana, Little Legs

Little amputee girl in Africa

  Leticia was 8 years old and was playing outside with her little sister when a drunk driver ran into them with his vehicle.  Leticia lost her right leg instantly and although the doctor thought he would be able to save her left leg, complications later meant that she would lose this leg as well.  She finally had her left … Read More

Little legs turn Blessing’s life around

SuePownall / Case Study, Ghana, Little Legs

Little amputee boy in Africa

This is Blessing.  She was only 5 months old when she was brought to the Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) in Ghana.  Born with one arm, only four fingers on her right hand and very short limbs Blessing’s capabilities were severely limited.  However, thanks to the Little Legs Project, she was given two prosthetic legs and is able to look forward … Read More