Men in my life

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
There were three men in my life.
I am 50 years old and in these fifty years I and others like me have transformed 1.7m people living in 34 countries from disabled to differently-abled. Very recently I was exhibited at the UN headquarters.
I was invented by a traditional craftsman Master-Ji* in association with Dr PK Sethi an orthopedic surgeon. Dr Sethi introduced me to the world and won the Ramon-Magsaysay Award.
DR Mehta** visualized my importance when he saw people wait for me during his physiotherapy sessions and ensured increased production for my kind.
I am the Jaipur-foot.
Words ~ 99
PS – Before the invention of Jaipur-foot, artificial limbs were of the solid-ankle-cushion-heel variety, fashioned for wearing shoes and sitting on chairs. It has been universally commended for being the most efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly artificial prosthesis. It costs only $30 in India.
*Pandit Ram Chandra Sharma
**Ex Dy Governor Reserve Bank of India

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



44 thoughts on “Men in my life

    • We are heading towards it. There are digitally empowered prosthesis (very expensive at present) that simulate the real thing to a great extent.
      Thank you for the interest.

  1. I really enjoyed your take on the prompt and telling a story from the leg’s point of view – informative and fun to read.

  2. It reads as a well-written riddle and gives us so much information along the way. Thank goodness for medical men and women around the world who focus not only on efficacy but on affordability. In our global society mobility is such a necessity!

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