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David Miti is a double amputee who works as a carpenter hand-making devices for children with disabilities.
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David Miti was born in 1966 in Zambias Eastern province where he built a career as a truck driver and a carpenter. Then, at age 34, his life changed forever. The day started with a fever, Miti recalls. I went to a hospital and got medicine, but after I went home I discovered a blister on my left leg. Then after some hours there was another blister on the other leg. Then my legs turned black. Mr. Miti was diagnosed with gangrene, a condition in which body tissue dies due to a lack of blood supply. To save Mitis life, doctors had to amputate both legs. It pained me says Miti. I nearly committed suicide. I thought that my life had ended. But it hadnt. Instead, Miti found an opportunity to leverage his disability by giving back to those in similar positions to him. Miti started working for the Zambian Association for Children with Disabilities, where he uses his carpentry skills to build devices for disabled children. Now, he has the opportunity to walk thanks to a pair of prosthetic legs. Filmmaker Austin Meyer documents Miti's first steps in this short film.

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This Carpenter Builds Crutches For Children. Now Its His Turn To Walk. | Short Film Showcase
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