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Disabled Workers in Haiti Are Producing Prosthetics for 2010 Earthquake Victims

Maria Perez
Jul 14, 2019 - 5:00

A group of disabled workers from Haiti who lost limbs during the 2010 earthquake is now helping other amputees obtain prosthetics. In an exclusive report from the Associated Press, a man who lost his leg during the devastating earthquake that rocked the island in 2010 has now built over 3,000 prostheses for others in Haiti. Wilfrid Macena, who was a welder before the earthquake, told the AP his right leg was crushed by a collapsed wall at the garage he was working in. He was unable to get to a hospital for seven days, which caused his knee to become infected and then amputated. A few weeks after the procedure, he told...

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