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.
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Dedicated to helping under-served amputees 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 walk again with a prosthesis.Read More Donate
I lost both my legs below the knees to a devastating disease at the age of 29. The Drs said that I would not live, and then they said I would never walk again. I never accepted that as fact and today, not only do I walk independently, but I also frequent the gym, and I am in the process of getting running legs. Having prosthetic legs has changed everything in my life. I drive without adaptive assistance, I work, I have a great social life, and I frequently stand on podiums and give speeches about the vaccine preventable disease I contracted: Bacterial Meningitis. I wear my prosthetics with pride and I am constantly stopped by people who tell me that I am a great inspiration to them. My struggles have been significant over the years, but I am grateful for every day that I can wake up and put on my prosthetic legs. Being able to walk as I did before my illness means everything to me. More than words can even express.
-AM, Austin, Texas