Nhlakanipho Madisa

Born20 March 2013
Lives inBronkhorstspruit, Mpumalanga


Meet Wisdom Madisa who is in a mainstream school and getting more active every time we see him for his follow-ups at Jumping Kids.

Nhlakanipho Madisa was born with congenital hemimelia which led to the amputation of his leg at the beginning of 2014. It was a tough time for his mom who admits that she felt overwhelmed.

In 2015 Wisdom was fitted with his first walking solution; just in time to learn to stand, walk and run. He has been part of the Jumping Kids project ever since.

Before being fitted with his prosthesis, Wisdom could not play, or climb around with his young cousins and had lots of questions about  his ‘different leg’. After he got used to getting about using his prosthesis, the questions stopped. Now, he is just another kid but … ‘with a super-cool leg’.

Wisdom attends a mainstream school and he enjoys everything that is active. From Rugby to just climbing and running around with his friends; who pay little attention to his prosthesis apart from being curious about it. He also loves music and was very excited to learn to swim.

The best thing about being part of the Jumping Kids family, according to Wisdom’s mom, is the emotional support received from the team and meeting other parents facing similar challenges.