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Haiti Success Story: Yvenia

by Katie Carroll | Jun 02, 2014

We are so grateful to share with you a story of how your gifts changed the life of a young mother in Haiti.

Yvenia is a bright, young mother, but she could not afford to get the necessary treatment to give her the mobility to care for her children properly. Your gifts provided her with life-changing medical care and new prostheses!

Several years ago Yvenia was in an accident that caused her to lose both of her legs. Since then, she has been hobbling around on old, broken prostheses that were strapped to her limbs with rags and old bandages. Her skin had wounds caused by the poorly-fitting limbs.

Yvenia receives treatment for her wounds.

Yvenia receives one of her new prosthetic legs.


Recently, Yvenia heard about the Medical Teams International Advantage Program. She hobbled into the clinic anxiously, expecting to be turned away because she had no money. The clinic immediately treated her for her skin injuries. Later, after the wounds healed, Yvenia was fitted with her new prostheses walks - and now she only needs a crutch for support! She finally has the mobility she needs to care for herself and her children.

Thank you for incredible generosity.