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Kimberley resident Felicia Mosikare handed over a pair of crutches to Joseph Might, who was prepared to walk to Johannesburg from Windsorton in search of help as his crutches are worn and are no longer fit for use.

Felicia Mosikare (left) hands over a pair of crutches to Candice Might, whose uncle Joseph Might was willing to walk from Windsorton to Johannesburg in search of an assistive device . Picture Danie van der Lith

KIMBERLEY resident Felicia Mosikare handed over a pair of crutches to Joseph Might, who was prepared to walk to Johannesburg from Windsorton in search of help as his crutches are worn and are no longer fit for use.

The good Samaritan from Johannesburg who previously donated a pair of crutches to Might after he had burnt his prosthetic limb when he was not in a good mental state, has requested assistance from the Workmen’s Compensation Fund.

He indicated that he had a prosthetic leg in his workshop that was available for him that could be remodelled, as Might qualified for a refitting every two and a half years.

The prosthetic leg that can be refitted. Picture: Supplied

“The Workmen’s Compensation Fund has committed to funding him with a new pair of crutches and has instructed that measurements can be taken for a new prosthesis.”

According to correspondence, a medical case co-ordinator and the disability manager from the Workmen’s Compensation Fund would visit Might on June 21 to conduct a case assessment while documentation is being prepared for a new prosthesis.

Might was injured during a mining incident where his leg had to be amputated.

He is only eligible for another prosthetic leg in 2024 as the Workmen’s Compensation Fund previously indicated that it did not fund the provision of artificial limbs if they were lost or damaged due to negligence.

Mosikare said that she decided to donate a pair of crutches to Joseph after reading about his plight.

“I had a foot operation a few years ago and decided to donate them so that they could be put to good use. The crutches are still in a very good condition as I only used them for two weeks.”

Candice Might indicated that a home assessment was conducted on Friday.

“My uncle is very excited about the crutches that were donated to him. A police officer in Windsorton also gave him a pair of crutches.”

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