Limbs for Life Foundation is a global non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of challenges facing amputees.
The Limbs for Life Foundation accepts donations of used prosthetic. These gifts are broken down into components and used parts are donated free of charge to organizations and professional workers meeting the needs of amputees in developing countries worldwide. In the past year, used prosthetic donations have been welcomed by amputees in Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Nigeria, Panama, Peru and the Philippines.
Please call the office for current volunteer opportunities.
Many groups and individuals host activities in their respective communities to raise awareness and support for the foundation. Limbs for Life will provide logos, sample press releases and other support.
The Limbs for Life Foundation was established in 1995 by prosthetist John A. Sabolich to assist amputees who did not have insurance to cover the cost of prosthetics. Sabolich’s passion for helping amputees was deep-rooted in his family’s history, as his father Lester opened his first prosthetic clinic in Oklahoma City in 1947.
507 people lose a limb each day, joining over 2.1 million amputees living with
limb loss in the United States alone.
Diseases including diabetes and vascular disease, accidents, birth
defects and warfare are the primary causes of limb loss. Almost 60% of limb
loss is preventable.
When a person becomes an amputee, they are faced with staggering emotional and financial lifestyle changes. Fortunately, high tech prosthetic devices that restore a person’s basic skills and independence are available. Unfortunately, many amputees lack the financial resources to obtain adequate prosthetic care.
That’s where the Limbs for Life Foundation steps in. Our goal is to provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.
Limbs for Life works with prosthetic clinics and skilled clinicians nationwide who donate their time, labor and energy to help those in need. Their willingness to serve and their passion to see people restored to health is invaluable to our organization and to those we serve.
Limbs for Life also accepts gently-used prosthetics and prosthetic components from individuals who no longer need them. With these used, but functional components we are able to reach hundreds of amputees in developing countries and provide them with an inexpensive prosthetic option. Every donation made to our organization is used to benefit the life of an amputee, whether in the United States or abroad.
Health and Wellness - The foundation was designed to bring restoration to the lives of amputees who cannot afford costly prosthetic care. These people have the opportunity to return to a productive job and normal lifestyle through our financial assistance.
A prosthesis will not only allow the amputee to be independent, but improve their health and well-being because they will be active and participate in activities that will lead to a better quality of life. We are making a disability an ability.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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