Celebrating Viviana

May 22, 2024

Viviana’s story is one of incredible resilience and dedication, showing us what’s possible when spirit and purpose unite. As a collection ambassador for STAND in Spain and Italy, she has turned her personal challenges into a driving force to help others regain mobility and hope.

Her journey started with a health crisis that led to a quadruple amputation. Viviana’s firsthand experiences with physical challenges give her a unique perspective in her role, where she oversees the collection and distribution of prosthetic limbs.

Her efforts go beyond logistics; she brings empathy, hope, and a understanding of the needs of those adapting to life with prosthetics. Viviana’s story is not just about overcoming; it’s about transforming adversity into advocacy.

Thanks to Viviana, many individuals are finding new ways to move and live independently. Her work with STAND is a reminder that with courage and community, renewal is always within reach.

Thank you, Viviana, for inspiring us all. Find out more about Viviana and her work on her website here.


About the author

Name: Tom Williams

My passion? Ensuring no prosthetic leg goes unused. I’m dedicated to collecting, refurbishing, and sending these vital pieces of technology to our partners in Africa, where they make a world of difference. When I’m not immersed in this mission at STAND, I’m often found outdoors, embracing nature. I love long walks in any season, camping under the stars, and enjoying the serenity of the great outdoors. My evenings often involve a unique hobby – maintaining and repairing old pinball machines. This blend of precision and nostalgia keeps me engaged and always learning. This fusion of dedication to my work and my love for nature and tinkering drives me every day, both at STAND and beyond.

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