Gold-medal Paralympian hopes to bring sitting volleyball to San Antonio
February 25, 2017 Express News Paper, San Antonio, TX
Kari Miller raised her hands high above her head as the volleyball ambled along its arc toward her. For a moment, the ball hung in the air, a pause broken when Miller passed it back toward her partner. Only when her partner hit the ball back did Miller hoot in celebration.
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Prosthetic Foundation helping amputees
News 4 San Antonio Randy Beamer reporting
- A big benefit will help raise money for a great cause on Friday.
It's to help people get the artificial limbs they need to get around, but can't afford. You see, Medicaid won't pay for prosthetic arms or legs, and neither will some insurance policies.
But a new foundation in San Antonio is helping.
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Changing the world one Prosthesis at a time
By Sonia Ramirez-Muñoz | Apr. 14, 2017 10:02 am
SAN ANGELO, TX – Giving back to those who need it the most is the mission at the heart of The Prosthetic Foundation. This nonprofit organization is giving amputees the opportunity to get their life back by providing them assistance in financing prosthesis at a low cost. The organization, founded in 2010, is based in San Antonio and helps individuals across the state who are in dire need of a prosthesis find a provider that can offer them help at an at-cost price. Prosthesis are often expensive, and those who do have insurance often face elevated premiums or high deductibles. In Texas amputees who are covered under Medicaid are not eligible to receive assistance for their prosthesis, Ashton Marsh, Marketing Specialist at The Prosthetic Foundation, explained.
The Prosthetic Foundation provides grants for amputees, which allows them to spend less time on other non-profit waiting lists. This can ultimately lead to decreased health problems as wheelchair bound patients are more susceptible to certain illnesses if they are forced to be sedentary while dealing with the loss of a limb. Read More Here
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