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The Leg Bank: Revolutionizing Prosthetics

A few years ago Merel Rumping was working with street children in Colombia when she began learning more and more about the impact of war on the lives of individuals. Spefically the number of people who had lost a limb and were in need of a prosthesis. Fastforward to 2017 and she is now part of the team at The Leg Bank, which helps low income people in Colombia get real access to affordable prosthetics. Today at the kitchen table, joined by her colleague/designer Susana Herrera, Merel joins us to talk about her experience and the latest news from the Leg Bank. Also at the table today is the wonderful research journalist Marieke Buijs. It is a story of dedication, innovation, and above all — heart.