Friends and Family,
Exciting news: Jessica, Tim, and I (Christy here) have started a non-profit organization called the One Leg Up On Life Foundation to get prosthetic limbs for kids in third world countries! (501(c)(3), we have a tax ID number and everything!)
Five years ago Jessica worked in Haiti right after the earthquake and saw 10-15 kids get their first prosthetic limbs with an organization called Children of the Nations. Since then, some of those kids have outgrown their prostheses or need new ones. Six of those kids will be our foundations first projects.
I’ve received the utmost care and treatment by the most amazing specialists and cutting edge technology the military has to offer. Throughout this journey to rehabilitation, I’ve encountered and overcome obstacles thanks to the care I’ve received. My new life has come with knowledge about the process of receiving, learning the use of, and maintaining prosthetics limbs. I’ve also come to realize that there are amputees in third world countries that do not receive a fraction of the care that is offered in the US.
We are blessed to have an orthopedic surgeon, a team of prosthetists (prosthetic makers), and a hospital in Port au Prince, who wants to partner with us. Right now, we’re raising money for the prosthetic limbs themselves. Unfortunately legs and arms are pretty expensive: ranging anywhere from $10,000-$150,000 depending on what they do (makes me appreciate my legs so much more!). Please consider joining or supporting us in this venture!
To donate to the One Leg Up On Life Foundation:
- Visit http://www.oneleguponlife.org/
- Visit OneLegUpOnLife’s Online Donations
- Mail checks made to “One Leg Up On Life” to 505 Kenny Way, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Here’s some pics of the kids:
Luciano, our youngest amputee with a shoulder disarticulation.
We have have some work to do- but are very excited to help these kids! As always, thanks for all the prayers and support!