Accident survivor takes first step after nine years in wheelchair

Uttamkumar Isurdeen

Nine years after a minibus accident left him unable to walk, Uttamkumar Isurdeen has finally taken a step, which he says is only the beginning.

Isurdeen, 34, suffered spinal cord damage in the 2010 accident and has been using a wheelchair since then for mobility.

However, according to a Department of Public Information (DPI) report, he was able to take a step for first time since the accident after an intervention through the collaboration of the Ministry of Public Health, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and ProsthetiKa, an international agency with the mission of restoring mobility to persons with disabilities in developing countries…..

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