Millions worldwide depend on crutches and wheelchairs, or are even forced to crawl, because no affordable prosthetic exists. Wrestling with this need, our founder, Phil Johnson, innovated a solution.
He was travelling to Guatemala to take a young boy a prosthetic leg. He gave the leg to the boy but the next morning, something happened that would set him on a path to inventing our new design: thirty more children were lined up with the hope of receiving a leg. Phil knew this would be next to impossible with standard prosthetic devices, and so began our journey towards Hope To Walk.
In 2013 Phil met a first year medical student named Michael Mabry who shared the passion of helping others who could not help themselves. They became friends, shared a vision, and in April of 2014, took their first trip to Honduras to assess the needs of amputee patients in the country. They encountered over fifty patients in just five days and knew this is where Hope To Walk would begin.