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Our Story begins here....

Rotary 3D Limbs started with one little girl.  Kodogo. A group of retired educators found this three year old girl sitting on a pail in Tanzania.  She was missing a lower limb and that meant her future was bleak.  A withered or missing limb meant that the child - and the mother - had been punished for their sins; in reality, polluted water and poor nutrition likely caused Kodogo's birth defect.  She would be shunned, not allowed at school and would likely live be lost.  But a Rotarian stepped in and took up her cause.  After years of cumbersome prothesis and much cost, the Lakeway/ Lake Travis club struck upon an idea.  Why not bring 3D printed limbs to those that need them most?  

And it lead here...

We assembled a team:  Doctors from Baylor College of Medicine, technical experts from Essentium Materials, Staff from Kilimanjaro Chistian Medical Center and Rotarians from Texas and Tanzania.  We brought the 3D printer, materials and training to KCMC and trained them on how to use the process.  We printed sockets for Kodogo and others. KCMC continues to use the system today. 

Our Partners
Lake Travis Rotary Club (Texas, USA)

Located in Central Texas....

Arusha Sunrise Rotary Club (Tanzania)

The Arusha Golden Sunrise Club...

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)

Baylor has...

The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center...

Essentium Materials

Essentium....