My name is Dawood Cader. I am 24 years old and I was 19 years old at the time of my amputation.
I am a right leg below-the-knee amputee. I lost my leg due to several severe damages to my foot and lower portion of my right shin due to a motorbike accident. The damages were really severe and the doctors recommended it be amputated. The reason they recommended it be amputated is firstly that I would have experienced a lot of unnecessary pain. Secondly, I would have to come in for several unnecessary operations which would have cost us time and money.
Shortly after the swelling stages of the amputation ended, Chin & Partners begab setting me up with a prosthetic leg. This process initially was painful but necessary. I experienced pain in my stump when we were in the process trying to find the correct fit for my specifically shaped stump in 2014. Every fitting after this was a painless experience.
Although we can rigorously depend on the staff of Chin and Partners, physically and emotionally, it is not necessary. They have assisted me in walking and living comfortably. Many people who I interact with are surprised to see that I am an amputee as my walking ability is so natural. The staff has assisted me in a way that I hardly require continuous checkups and I am free to live and thrive.
A lot of appreciation to them.
– Dawood Cader