Charlie is one of Legs4Africa’s Legends

Sue PownallLeg collection, Little Legs, Sue

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

Sue PownallLittle Legs

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

Sue PownallCase Studies, Gambia, Little Legs, Sue

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

Sue PownallLittle Legs, Sue

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

Sue PownallGhana, Little Legs, Sue

  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

Sue PownallCase Studies, Ghana, Little Legs, Sue

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