Years ago, when Marcelo was just 15 and working as an agricultural laborer in the local countryside, he suffered an accident that caused him the loss of his leg. Now, Marcelo still works in agriculture, but he struggles in his work because of his lack of mobility and inability to walk.
Marcelo lives with his wife and children in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He and his wife have nine children together. Marcelo’s wife works weaving and selling traditional Mayan textiles in order to contribute to the family’s income, and Marcelo can still provide a bit for his family in his work as a day laborer.
On June 9, Marcelo will receive a specially molded leg fit just for him. Receiving this prosthesis will change Marcelo’s life. He hopes that he will be able to walk again and move freely so that he can be able to support his family.
Marcelo says, “I am very happy to have found this help. My desire is to be able to walk well, to be able to go up and down stairs with ease. I wish to open a business so that I can continue to maintain my family.”
Years ago, when Marcelo was just 15 and working as an agricultural laborer in the local countryside, he suffered an accident that caused him...
Marcelo received prosthetic legs.
Marcelo has received two prosthetic legs, which were built with molds made just for him. Marcelo has lived for 32 years without legs, but now with these brand-new prosthetics, he can walk again and do a multitude of things that he couldn’t before. These prostheses are life-changing for Marcelo and will help him in every aspect of his life.
Marcelo says, “I am very grateful for this opportunity you have given me. After so many years, I thought it was impossible for me to be able to walk again with two feet. I searched for options, but everything was so expensive, and I said that I would never be able to buy them. But you all helped me—thank you so much. May God bless the organization and those who donated these apparatuses that make me very happy.”
Marcelo has received two prosthetic legs, which were built with molds made just for him. Marcelo has lived for 32 years without legs, but no...