Hope to Walk
…a journey to Central America exposed a need for affordable prosthetics.
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.
Utilizing thirty years of experience, Phil Johnson developed a prosthetic leg design that costs a fraction of the costs of standard designs. This is the realization of Hope to Walk’s vision: to give freedom to those who have lost the most basic necessity of life, movement.
For $100, you can sponsor a person to walk and create immeasurable change. We think it is incredible too that a life can be reversed with so little. Hope to Walk provides a solution to lift up those who cannot afford a standard prosthetic device, and it will cost them nothing with your help.
Join us on our journey to see millions walk again!