Disassembly Days

photo 2Frederick, Maryland- September 2015- Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, in places like Haiti, Philippines, Bolivia, and Dominican Republic spark a dire need for prosthetic limbs for amputee victims.  In an effort to help amputees in need around the world, local amputees have generously donated their old limbs to Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.  These limbs will be distributed through the Physicians for Peace network of “Walking Free” partners in countries where they will make a profound difference in the lives of others.

Ability Limb Disassembly7 April 16, 2012The event will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Ability’s Frederick Maryland patient care center.  With the help of volunteers from the Frederick Rugby Football Club, Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics staff and Wounded Warriors from the Frederick VA acquisition academy will disassemble 150 donated limbs so the components can be more easily distributed and utilized.  The limb parts will then be prepared and packaged for shipping to Physicians for Peace, an international, humanitarian, non-profit, medical education organization dedicated to building peace and international friendships in developing nations.

The local limb donation drive is one of a series Ability has conducted over many years now across Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Because of national legislation, these limbs cannot be reused within the United States.  “Fortunately, we are able to recycle the parts of these limbs for use in people in developing countries, who would not otherwise have access to prosthetics services,” says Jeffrey M. Brandt, CPO & CEO  of Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.

 

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