Imperial College Masters student, Nate Macabuag and adventurer, quadruple amputee Alex Lewis are changing the world of prosthetics. Their revolutionary Koalaa Mitt, a unique, affordable trainer-inspired prosthetic is becoming part of the Covid 19 Response. In the UK, exacerbated by lockdown, children with limb difference were hit hard by the new normal and the shutdown of prosthetic clinics.
It is the aim of the duo to raise the £250,000 required to provide every child in the UK under 9 who needs one with a Koalaa Mitt.
They have partnered with the Douglas Bader Foundation who have supported Koalaa from day one, to service a small cohort of members (40 children) in the UK already. The response has been fantastic.
Surely every child who needs one deserves one.