Christmas 2015 was approaching. 4-year-old Olamide and his brother were on vacation and were playing. In the course of the play, Olamide’s brother accidentally pushed him, and he fell on his left hand. It seemed like a minor injury. But time proved it was not. A week later, when his father had to take him to the hospital, it was too late to save the hand. Olamide’s hand had to be amputated a few days before Christmas. It has been a traumatic experience not only for Olamide who does not understand why he no longer can hold things but also for his brother and parents.
Olamide received a cosmetic prosthetic arm in 2016, and he is going well with it.
Olamide is Nine years old, and he has outgrown the limb. He is in urgent need of a replacement.