About Jumping Kids

Technology has come a long way to enable amputees.

Most young South Africans living with amputation are limited more by health policies than their actual physical ability. At Jumping Kids, the dream is to provide prosthetic solutions geared for optimum results while boosting awareness and advocating for change.

Jumping Kids Is Ability!

Johan-SnydersJumping Kids was launched in 2009 by Johan Snyders with the dream of supplying latest prosthetic limb technology to children.

He became aware of the thousands of children living with amputations without access to adequate prostheses or rehabilitation.

Recognizing the opportunity for development, the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund was born.

Jumping Kids is a registered not-profit  that provides prosthetic solutions to those who need it most, disadvantaged children.

 

 

about-journeyThe technology and expertise required to assist young South Africans living with lower limb amputations already exists.

There is a new way of prosthetic manufacture that does not compromise on quality. A below knee prosthetic is made in four steps using eight components while actual fitment can take as little as 45 minutes.

This revolutionary method – combined with a holistic approach to rehabilitation – presents children living with amputations with a new lease on life and a chance to shine.

Potential candidates are referred . Once part of the program, beneficiaries remain on it for a minimum period of three years during which regular consultations are vital to ensure continued optimal performance.

about-presentCurrently Jumping Kids works with close to 80 children, aged 1 to 18,  from Gauteng, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape and even Zimbabwe.

Now in its seventh year, the initiative is supported by a growing number of volunteers, sponsors, donors, organisations and friends that include some of the country’s top athletes.

Fundraising drives include collaborations with Avis South Africa, Unogwaja Challenge, Stepup500, Water4Good, Jeep Warrior Race, Celebrity Cycle Tour, Irene Athletics Club, Sasol Solar Challenge, Vodacom Change the World, Cape Epic & the Cape Argus to name but a  few.

 

 

Our Mission

Fitting 500 children with advanced lower limb prosthetic solutions.

Our Vision

Initiating projects across Southern Africa by engaging with local communities, organisations and government.

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What is amputation?

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or disease in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventative surgery for such problems. A special case is that of congenital amputation, a congenital disorder where fetal limbs have been cut off by constrictive bands. For more information visit: