To establish a fund which will help under-served amputees. To see how we are helping, view our article and video in the news.
Helping under-served amputees to obtain quality prosthetics, comprehensive aftercare and to generate public awareness
Loss of limb creates a severe handicap. For many amputees a prosthesis restores full mobility and resumption of normal life activities. In Texas, there are many people who remain handicapped because they cannot afford a prosthesis. Many people are uninsured or unable to pay their co-pay or deductible. Medicaid does not pay for prosthetic limbs. Prolonged wheelchair confinement dramatically increases respiratory and wound complications, risk of pulmonary embolus, and postoperative pain. Diabetes greatly increases the risk of limb loss. San Antonio has twice as many diabetics as any other city in America. The prosthetics foundation, which has recently moved its headquarters to San Antonio, exists to help amputees in need of financial support.Read More Donate
The Prosthetic Foundation was established in 2010 as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its purpose is to help individuals with amputations and to provide well fitted, appropriate prosthetic devices to those who cannot otherwise afford them.Read More Donate
My prosthesis has helped me want to get up out of bed every morning. It has given me the ability to walk to the mail box instead of drive. It has made me able to chase my 4 year old daughter out in our back yard and the ability to play t-ball with her. I'm so thankful for my prosthesis because if it wasn't for it, I wouldn't be able to do the everyday things I want to do for myself and my daughter
-Lindsey Clark, San Antonio, Texas