people need prostetics but do not have access to them
The Main Causes of Limb Loss
Diabetes is one of the main causes of limb loss. In many developing nations, diabetes is uncontrolled or even undiagnosed. And it’s on the rise. An ulcer can lead to an infection which can often lead to amputation.
3. Genetic or Birth Defects
For people in developing countries who earn less than $5 per day traditional, commercial prosthetics are out of reach
Getting back on your feet
Walking again changes everything.
EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMICS
In our recently published study, 75% of our patients who were previously unable to work now had an income that they could use to support their family. Hope To Walk is also training people to create prostetics for their local community.
Amputees often face bullying and social isolation. Once they are walking again, their difference is less noticeable to others.
IMPROVED MOOD & ESTEEM
- Imagine feeling “whole” again
- Imagine standing up and looking people eye to eye
- When you can be productive, you have more self-esteem