Mutuka was just 13 years old when his left leg began to hurt. By May 2011, he was no longer able to walk or play soccer with his friends. In July 2011, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and doctors decided to amputate his leg. For two months he was unable to attend school. Once he regained the necessary strength to continue his education, he had to transfer to a boarding school far away from his family that accommodated his new challenges as an amputee. His limited mobility left him bored and lonely at school. He could no longer play football and his younger brothers and sisters were far away.
In February 2012, Mutuka’s life made a change for the better when he was fitted a new prosthetic limb, which included the LIMBS Knee. After gaining confidence on the knee, he was able to run and play with other children at the boarding school. Since being fitted, he has made many new friends, no longer the lonely boy he once was. He is excited to continue his education, and spend whatever time he can with his family, showing off his new mobility.