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 throughout Texas 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 throughout Texas in need of financial assistance.
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Dedicated to helping under-served amputees throughout Texas obtain a prosthesis and regain the ability to be mobile again, The Prosthetic Foundation was founded in 2010 as a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization. It is estimated that 1 in 10 amputees are unable to obtain a prosthesis due to financial difficulty. We are here to bridge that gap and help amputees throughout the state of Texas walk again with a prosthesis.Read More Donate
Without my prosthesis it would be a bummer cause I like to go hunting and I like to go fishing. Before I got my prosthesis, it was very hard for my wife, lifting the wheel chair and everything. I couldn't do without it.
-DD, San Antonio, Texas