August 26, 2020
Author: ALTSO Staff
When Devi was just 10 years old, she was in a horrific motorbike accident that resulted in her losing her left leg and her parents. In the blink of an eye Devi became an orphan and an amputee; embarrassed and severely limited by her condition, Devi dropped out of school. The accident was the lowest point in her young life.
CoolKid Devi during Program Director A.J.'s site visit in 2015.
In 2013 Devi was discovered by community outreach workers at our program with Puspadi Bali in Indonesia and fit with her first prosthetic limb. We work with local programs for this very reason - they are best positioned to identify kids, like Devi, who are most in need of care but unable to afford it and unaware of the resources available to them.
Since that day Devi has regularly visited our program with Puspadi Bali to repair or replace her prosthetic leg as she grows. Now 16 years old, Devi recently visited to be fit for her new prosthetic components which have a special modification in her calf that allows her to wear the mandatory dress socks needed at her high school.
CoolKid Devi during Program Director A.J.'s site visit in 2017.
Thanks to the continuous support of our CoolKids Club members, Devi is mobile, confident, positive, and empowered by her disability. She’s expected to graduate High School next year.
Members of the CoolKids Club are committed, passionate individuals who invest in the next generation by improving the lives of our CoolKids. Commit to a monthly donation of any amount to join the CoolKids Club and help us provide continuous care to CoolKids like Devi.