Feranmi’s running legs, funded by donations to the Key Tag Service, help him run, jump and play his favourite sports.
“Eleven years ago, my son, Feranmi, was born with complications affecting both legs. When doctors said that the best option to allow him to walk properly was amputation, it seemed like the end of the world.
“Fortunately, the hospital also told me about The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, and I soon learned that I was not alone. At our first CHAMP Seminar, I had the opportunity to share concerns and receive advice from so many other parents of amputees. It gave me encouragement and hope, and it showed me that my son had a bright future ahead.
“Feranmi was fitted with his first set of artificial legs at the age of two, and he has outgrown many since then. His regular artificial legs allow him to walk and do things without anybody’s help. He also has running legs, and seeing him use
them for the first time brought tears to my eyes! It ended any worries I had about him not being able to keep up or play with his friends.
“The War Amps gives me peace of mind by funding these very expensive artificial limbs, and showing that with this help, Feranmi can achieve whatever he sets his mind to.
“I would like everyone to know that War Amps key tags protect your keys, and that your donations to this service help children like Feranmi achieve their goals and live their lives like any
other person. So, to everyone who supports The War Amps, a very big thank you!”
— Marian, Feranmi’s mom
Your support of the Key Tag Service helps provide child amputees like Feranmi with the artificial limbs they need to lead active lives.