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Zeynep

Zeynep* is 20-year-old.

She is an amputee below her left knee. She lost her mother in the earthquake.

The Child Wellness Center provided her with a prosthetic limb, followed by psychotherapy support.

Now, Zeynep has reconnected with social life, full of happiness and hope.

She has enrolled in a prep course for university entrance exams.

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Emel

Emel*is 15-year-old.

She is an amputee below her left knee. She lost her parents and siblings in the earthquake.

The Child Wellness Center provided her with a prosthetic limb, followed by psychotherapy support.

Now, she is holding onto life with her uncle, whom she loves like a father, and his family. She is in 11th grade at the school where her uncle works as a teacher.

She eagerly talks about her future.

Utku

Utku* is 16-year-old.

He is a bilateral amputee above both knees. He lost his brother and their grandmother in the earthquake, and his mother also lost one of her arms.

The Child Wellness Center provided him with prosthetic limbs, followed by psychotherapy support.

While receiving treatment at Adana City Hospital, he participated in graphic and animation classes as part of a project led by Çukurova Technopark.

Now a senior in high school, Utku aspires to become a lawyer.

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Hülya

Hülya* is 5-year-old.

She is a bilateral amputee. She lost her parents and two brothers in the earthquake.

The Child Wellness Center provided her with prosthetic limbs. She lives with her aunt.

The little girl, who has started preschool, tells her Child Wellness Center family that she loves playing with her friends and enjoys drawing.

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Aslı

Aslı* is 13-year-old.

She is an amputee below her left knee. She lost her parents and her sibling in the earthquake.

The Child Wellness Center provided her with a prosthetic limb.

She began living with her aunt and cousins in a new city, starting a new life with her new family.

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Mustafa

Mustafa* is 6-year-old.

He was rescued after nine hours following the earthquake in Antakya. He lost his father and brother, but he survived with his mother.

His mother sought help from the Child Wellness Center. He has obtained his prosthetic limb at our specialized center in Istanbul. Regular psychological support is provided by us.

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Mehmet

Mehmet* is 5-year-old.

He is an amputee below his right knee.

The Child Wellness Center provided him with a prosthetic limb.

He lost his parents and his sibling in the earthquake, along with his uncle who was with them. This tragic event deeply affected his grandparents. Currently, Mehmet is living with his grandparents, the reason for them to hold on to life.

*The children’s names have been changed to protect their privacy.