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Visit Mr Mak, he stepped on a nail

Mr. Mak accidentally stepped on a nail with his left foot while working with cargo containers in 2012. The wound became inflamed and the bacterial infection festered for a while before finally requiring for an amputation. Help Actually first visited Mr. Mak in December 2013 to learn more about his situation and physical condition. Over the course of a year, Help Actually made regular follow-up visits to check up on his progress and provide support. Because of the accident, Mr. Mak lost his job and suffered financially. He became extremely frustrated and disheartened, worried if he would ever regain his mobility. Through hospital authorities, Help Actually learned that Mr. Mak’s situation could be aided with a prosthetic leg. Hoping that regaining the ability to walk again would help restore Mr. Mak’s confidence, Help Actually – through the Help Actually Foundation Fund, has donated the funds to fit Mr. Mak with a prosthetic limb. Unfortunately, because Mr. Mak is diabetic, the wound is healing slower than expected and currently not in the optimal condition for the prosthetic limb. However, Help Actually is regularly checking in with Mr. Mak and hopes he will soon be able to start using his prosthetic limb and begin rebuilding his confidence and his life.

Time : 2014-12-08