Thanks to the dedication of Nelson Mubiru, partner of SwissABILITY and Ugandan orthopedic technician, it was possible to hold an orthopedic training at the rehabilitation center Nkolo Orthopedics Rehabilitation Services Limited, of which Nelson is Technical Director.
During the week, 10 amputee patients received a new transtibial prosthesis, returning to an independent and dignified life. Seven of them are members of theFederation of Uganda Amputee Football Association (FUAFA), and most of them have been amputated due to a road accident.
The sad story of Nayigga, a twenty-one-year-old girl from Kazo, stands out among them. When she was just three years old,Nayigga was attacked by apsychiatrically disturbed man who brokeinto their house and hacked off her leg. The man escaped before her parents could return, by which time Nayigga had lost a lot of blood. The only solution was to permanently amputate her leg in the hospital. When she turned 20, she had to have another operation due to an overgrowth of the tibia.
Nayigga is a smiling and happy younglady. Her positive spirit got her throughlife which improved even more when shestarted playing amputee football. Sheplays defense for the FUAFA team,whose president encouraged her toattend SwissABILITY’s training to receivea new prosthesis.