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SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

On one of my many visits to Soweto – the largest black township in South Africa – in a particular section called White Center, I happened to witness a school bus full of children who were being dropped off. As the children were getting off the bus I noticed one particular girl. Her right leg below the knee had been amputated.

What was shocking to my senses was the fact she had what appeared to be a coat hanger (it was a u-shaped wire) as her artificial limb. I was appalled; I instinctively knew that this was something that should not be tolerated in a world of plenty. My father had also been an amputee and had been fitted with prosthesis.

I came to understand that regaining mobility is a critical first step on the long road to recovery for amputees. Being able to walk again, amputees can work and provide for their families. Children can go to school and develop much needed friendships. Parents can care for their children and contribute to the enrichment of their community. Amputees can begin to rebuild their lives, transforming a life of dependency on others into a life of increased self-worth and independence.

AN OPPORTUNITY

Regaining mobility is a critical first step on the long road to recover for amputees. Being able to walk again, amputees can work and provide for their families. Children can go to school and develop much needed friendships. Parents can care for their children and contribute to the enrichment of their community. Amputees can begin to rebuild their lives, transforming a life of dependency on others into a life of increased self-worth and independence.

LIMBS FOR U TODAY

Limbs For U was established as a nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington in 2009, and is a 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code#80-0492089. It is duly registered as a charitable corporation in the states of Washington and Florida.

OUR VISION

The vision of Limbs For U is to assist individuals in need of a prosthetic limb, who cannot afford all or part of their treatment. 

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