Damilola Boglo (One Limb)

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Damilola was born prematurely at 25 weeks. She got an infection in the leg while being transferred from the hospital where she was born to another that could manage premature babies. The doctors had to amputate the leg at the ankle three weeks later.

For years her parents have been trying to get her a suitable prosthetic without success. Now they are concerned about the effect it is having on her posture. Damilola is six years old, and she has learning challenges as a complication of her premature birth. Her mother, a fashion designer, takes care of her and her older brother, who is autistic. Mrs. Boglo is overwhelmed with the emotional burden of caring for two children with disabilities. Rehabilitating Damilola with ease some of the weight she is single-handedly bearing at the moment.