Though it took 5 hours of bus travel to make it to Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, 7-year-old Philip and his mother are grateful for the opportunity to receive prostheses from the Limb Kind team.
Despite being well adapted to life with limb differences, Philip has faced heavy bullying from his peers and often opts to stay inside rather than play with friends in his neighborhood. His older brothers are happy to offer piggybacks, but Philip’s limited mobility is a challenge for his independent spirit.
For Philip, receiving prosthetic legs means that he will be able to walk and play just like his classmates. The prostheses will become part of his soul, his mother explains. They will reinforce the fact that Philip is no different than any other child, and that he can do anything they can do.