Few months ago, 12 year old Didar, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh after a serious accident. After months long treatment he got better. He was lucky to be alive, but he had to get rid of her right arm, which was totally damaged from the electrical circuit hazard he was trapped in. Didar sometimes felt very angry for his condition. Being a right handed person how he will be able to do his works without his right hand?
Didar’s parents hardly have any money, even to carry out his regular treatment for the accident. Providing an artificial limb could be only in their dreams. When the family did not have any hope of having an artificial limb for Didar, Dr. Samanta Lal Sen, Plastic Surgeon of the Burn Unit took the initiative to help him with his experience and with the financial contribution of the nonprofit organization Touching Souls International, Didar’s dream of getting an artificial limb was possible.
An artificial limb is a type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. The type of artificial limb used is determined largely by the extent of an amputation or loss and location of the missing extremity. Artificial limbs may be needed for a variety of reasons where a body part is either missing from the body or is too damaged to be repaired, including disease, accidents, and congenital defects. It took several weeks to finish the whole process for Didar to get his new artificial limb, but it was worth it.
Didar is very grateful to Dr. Samanta Lal Sen, Dr. Khalilur Rahman and the nonprofit organization Touching Souls International for giving him the artificial limb, which his parents could not afford to have.
Touching Souls International, a non profit organization provides artificial limbs for the very needy patients of Bangladesh.