Originally posted By Tonia Moxley here [email protected] BLACKSBURG – Le Thi T’hen was 25 years old when she lost both her legs to a train wreck in Vietnam, but last month a Southwest Virginia nonprofit helped the now 42-year-old woman walk again. T’hen was one of eight people to get prosthetic legs designed for [...]
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Several Honduran residents were given the opportunity to walk again thanks to the assistance of two Moneta residents. Last November, Ken Jones and Verne Baker joined the nonprofit Hope to Walk to provide leg prostheses at a newly opened clinic in Honduras. “Working with amputees has given me a new zeal to continue going to [...]
SPECIAL EDITION – “Rise, take up thy bed and walk … John 5:8, KJV” Every now and then you come across the oddest true-life story. There is nothing more unlikely than the story of an organization called – Hope to Walk If you believe in destiny and that each step you take has a purpose under God then [...]
Being a merchant in the capital of Honduras is not an easy job with one leg. This was the case for Victor, a kind-hearted man who lost his leg to a diabetes infection. The amputation made his work and daily life difficult, with no one to assist him in the home. He lived like [...]
Betsabe is a charismatic grandmother from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who loves to cook and tell stories. An infection from diabetes caused her to lose her leg in May of 2013. When Hope to Walk set up a clinic two years later, she was among the first to arrive. The doctors did not think she could be a [...]
The saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a life motto for José. He lost his leg two years ago to a small piece of glass in his foot, which he did not feel because of diabetes. The glass caused a large infection and left no option but amputation. After [...]
Michael Mabry is the founding Chairman of Hope to Walk and is graduating from medical school May 2017 from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) located in Blacksburg, Virginia. During the time Hope To Walk has been serving patients, he has been obtaining information and data from patients in order to assess if [...]
Carlos sat slumped over in his native land as the two Virginians approached him. The 53-year-old Honduran man hadn’t stood unassisted in two years and he watched curiously as the pair attached $75 worth of materials to the stump that once was his right leg. “We molded it to him, said a prayer and he [...]
What’s been most exciting for me in these early days is how quickly our prosthetic leg can change a life!
Our recent trip into Honduras went better than we ever could have hoped for… Our Hope To Walk (HTW) team of eight and all of our supplies arrived safely in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and we had a wonderful welcome at the airport from friends and local officials. We soon headed off to the clinic and immediately began seeing patients [...]