Have you ever wondered how much your legs are worth?

This is the sobering reality of Aldwyn, a 47-year single parent to a teenage daughter from South Trinidad, who exists without his legs.

Aldwyn lost his first leg to diabetes, which resulted in the amputation of his first leg. The physical, mental, and emotional devastation of losing his appendage was magnified when Aldwyn lost his other leg in years later, as the victim of a shooting incident. The trauma invoked in losing that is which part of your embodied personhood is debilitating, a piercing reality many of us will never understand.

Prior to losing his legs, he was a taxi-driver and has subsequently completely lost his income. His home is too small to allow for proper wheelchair access. He suffers immense pain, and his knees are covered with blisters and cuts since he must crawl to move around his home. Aldwyn has since, suffered from depression, frustration, physical pain and has had suicidal thoughts.

One Love Charity (OLC), a local organisation that assists disadvantaged people, began working with Aldwyn in 2020 and have launched this campaign on March 29th, 2021 to raise money in the sum of TT$40,000.00 for the purchase of his prosthetic legs. The prosthetics will be purchased from T&T Orthotics & Prosthetics who have included in the cost, consultations which will allow him to learn how to use these legs.

Kind donors have contributed to assisting him to purchase basic amenities for his home. He has also explored many social avenues before making this step of requesting support from nationwide and beyond as he tries to rebuild his body and life.

Aldwyn’s efforts for help have also been supported by MP Davendranath Tancoo, in requesting assistance from the Minister of Social Services, The Honourable Donna Cox, and it is still hoped any assistance from the Ministry will be provided.

If more than the requested amount of TT$40,000.00 is raised, all additional funds will be publicly announced, and used to assist Aldwyn and his daughter in improving their living conditions and well-being.

Let’s work together, lift Aldwyn up and make him rise.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $338

    Stay positive, you and your beautiful daughter will see it through! There is always sunshine after the rain.!

  • Advance Foam Limited
    Advance Foam Limited donated $304
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $135

    God bless you and your daughter. I hope you get your prosthetic legs.

  • Charles Williams
    Charles Williams donated $68
  • Theone Andrews
    Theone Andrews donated $135

    May you be blessed with God's strength

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $135

    May God bless you and your daughter. Hope you are able to obtain the Prosthetics so that you can truly help yourself and your daughter once more.

  • Reanne Ramlakhan
    Reanne Ramlakhan donated $338
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $101
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous donated $101
  • Sterlyn Ralph
    Sterlyn Ralph donated $135
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Help Me Stand: Support Aldwyn to Purchase Two Prosthetic Legs

by Shauna Narine
Created Mar 29, 2021 | Trinidad and Tobago
$21,269 raised of $40,000 goal 53%
  • 63 Donations
  • Finalized

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