This week Jigme Chojay, senior prosthesis technician at Gidakom hospital, is in Calcutta thanks to Opening Your Heart to Bhutan. Jigme is one of only three people qualified to fit proshetics in a Bhutan but neither he, nor his colleagues, are qualified to fit state of the art joints which allow children to run and walk comfortably.
With the help of Ottobock and Opening Your Heart to Bhutan Jigme is getting the training which will make a real difference to the life of children needing full leg prosthesis. Speaking from Calcutta, Jigme said "I am learning a lot and determined to implement practically...[with your help I] made an additional realization that I as a P&O Technologist can bring changes for the lives of amputees around the globe. A Hands on skill".
First in the queue for a new leg is Tshering Penjor, a 9 year old boy who Emma saw fitted for his first prostetic last month. When Jigme returns your donations will help Tshering and children like him do things our children take for granted like chase their friends, play football in the park and walk to school unaided.