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Jakarta Post

Prosthesis helps man stay true to profession

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 13 2008   /  10:31 am

LIFE IS GOOD AGAIN: Motorcycle taxi ojek driver Karma with his wife and three-year-old daughter. For the past four years Karma has been able to work again, thanks to his artificial leg. (JP/Agnes Winarti) "Sorry, I think my leg is coming loose," said Karma, a motorcycle taxi ojek driver, one evening during a downpour. "I am sorry, what did you say?" said his passenger on the back of the motorcycle. Apologizing, Karma asked her to switch to another ojek driver. "My artificial leg was getting wet and heavy. I could not continue driving. We always laugh when recalling that incident," Karma told The Jakarta Post recently with his wife. They live together near Darul Mustaqiem, opposite Manggarai train station in South Jakarta. Forty-something Karma and wife Erni never imagined they could laugh at such an experience, or even ...