LOCAL AMPUTEES GET OVERSEAS SUPPORT

The Rotary Clubs of Winchester and Gros Islet on Friday donated a number of prosthetic components to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities.

The donation forms part of the Legacy Project of the Rotary Club of Gros Islet for 2019.

For someone who has lost a limb through injury or illness, a prosthetic limb can mean living a life of independence, and thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Gros Islet and Winchester, a number of amputees on the island will once again be able to experience that independence.

The donations consist of 68 assorted feet, 12 sockets, 100 tubes, 4 complete feet/tubes/knees, 13 knees and a variety of adapters and tools needed in the fitting process, all recycled.

If purchased brand new, the total cost would be approximately EX$200,000.

The donation took place at the headquarters of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities at Carellie.

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