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A NEW LEASE OF LIFE: RAHI PRESENTS ARTIFICIAL LIMBS TO AMPUTEES

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. Ordinarily, the complete wellness of the body is an added advantage to normal healthy living. However, medicine has evolved overtime with the availability of prostheses or artificial limbs to make up for defects or abnormalities in the body structure.

Dr Chris Ekiyor, President/Founder of RAHI Medical Outreach who also doubles as the Chief Medical Director of RAHI Hospitals Limited, in line with the organization’s commitment to giving a new lease of life to disadvantaged individuals have come to the aid of two young Niger Deltans, Mr Payen Lakemfa and Silver Disi whose legs have been amputated for the past 9 years and 2 years respectively.

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Disi-before-fabrication-of-artificial-limb
Payen-before-fabrication-of-artificial-limb
Payen-before-fabrication-of-artificial-limb

After several attempts at looking for finance from individuals and public spirited organizations to carry out the process, in order to live a normal life, help came their way as fate brought them to Dr Chris Ekiyor, who sourced for funds for the fabrication of artificial limbs (Prostheses) for them. The process of fabrication of the limbs was a huge success as they are now walking freely without aid.

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Fabrication-of-artificial-limb-for-Disi
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Fabrication-of-artificial-limb-for-Payen

This reality of loss of the limbs affected their economic and social life to such extent that they were incapacitated with wide limitation to certain preoccupation and the demand for enhanced quality of life. More so, the stigmatization from individuals was a limiting factor to their capacity to effectively engage in vocations. The joy of any human is to meet up to the daily task without being disadvantaged as a result of loss of limbs or any other part of the body.

At the formal presentation of the artificial limbs to the two young men, Dr Chris Ekiyor, represented by Dr Chuks Nwaka expressed joy and self fulfillment for seeing smiles on the face of the young men who according to him, can now fend for themselves and carry out whatever activities they desire without aid or assistance. He expressed optimism that the men with their new status will use the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to both their immediate family and the nation at large.

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Presentation-of-the-artificial-limb-to-Disi
Presentation-of-the-artificial-limb-to-payen
Presentation-of-the-artificial-limb-to-Payen

In their separate responses, Payen and Silver, full of appreciation for RAHI Medical outreach could not hide their joy at the acquisition of the artificial limbs after years of incapacitation and search for succor which never came, but thanks to Dr Chris Ekiyor who came to their rescue.

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The-artificial-limbs on the two young men

While recounting the circumstances that led to their mishap, they used the medium to advice young people who are handicapped that there is always ability in their disability and called on them not to be deterred by their situation but to rather make the best use of their condition.

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Both beneficiaries-making-use-of-the-artificial limbs

RAHI Medical Outreach through this presentation have extended its benevolence of promoting good living conditions and giving back to the society to this promising young men, a feat it has continued to deliver since its inception.

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