A Leg To Stand On

A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) provides free prosthetic limbs, corrective surgery, orthotic devices and rehabilitative care to children in developing countries who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities. Our mission is to help transform the lives of such children by offering them the physical capabilities needed to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility. ALTSO's 3 core objectives are 1) to provide free orthopedic care to children with limb disabilities in developing countries; 2) to ensure patients receive continual care until the age of 18; 3) to improve medical knowledge and increase sustainabili...
Feb 10, 2014

Four additional patients treated, thanks to you!

Ahmed
Ahmed

Thanks to your recent support, ALTSO has been able to provide four additional patients in Asia free orthopedic care to improve their mobility and self-esteem. Since the start (September 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided treatment to a total of 21 children. 

On behalf of ALTSO, thank you for making a difference in the lives of one of the most segregated and disadvantaged groups in today's society. We are forever grateful for your support, which inspires us to keep pushing forward for children with limb disabilities in the developing world.

- the ALTSO team

Please note, the following four patients included in this report are between the ages of 10 and 12 and are from Punjab, Pakistan.

Nisha
Nisha
Ali
Ali
Fiza
Fiza
Jun 27, 2013

4 More Patients Treated - With Your Generosity

Nawab-pre
Nawab-pre

Thanks to your recent support through GlobalGiving, we have been able to provide clubfoot correctional treatment for two children and treatment for the correction of developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH) for two children.

Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 17 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future. 

On behalf of ALTSO's children, thank you for making such an important difference. We are grateful for your support, inspired by your passion and moved by your dedication to the children we serve - together.

- The ALTSO Team

Please note, the following four patients included in this report acquired disabilities congenitally. Nawab, Marwa and Maryum are from Kabul, Afghanistand and Nazmul is from Chuadanga, Bangladesh. All patients are between the ages of 4 months and 2 years old.

Nawab-post
Nawab-post
Marwa-pre
Marwa-pre
Marwa-post
Marwa-post
Maryum-pre
Maryum-pre
Maryum-post
Maryum-post
Nazmul-pre
Nazmul-pre
Nazmul-post
Nazmul-post

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Apr 12, 2013

Five More Patients Treated With Your Support: 1/19/2013 - 4/8/2013

Nahid (pre treatment)
Nahid (pre treatment)

Of the estimated 200,000 babies born with clubfoot (a congenital foot deformity characterized by feet turned inward and sometimes backward, which is caused by abnormal development of the muscles, tendons and bones in the foot while the fetus is forming during pregnancy) a year, more than 80% live in the developing world, and most of these babies are left untreated or receive inadequate care. In Bangladesh alone, 1 in every 1,000 children are born with this congenital deformity. (Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1-2/1000 live births)

Thanks to your recent support through GlobalGiving, we have been able to provide clubfoot correctional treatment for three children, a prosthetic device for one child and corrective surgery for one child suffering from cerebral palsy.

Since the start (Sept. 20, 2012) of our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" GlobalGiving challenge, we have provided 13 children in Asia free orthopedic care and the opportunity for a better future. 

On behalf of ALTSO's children, thank you for making such an important difference. We are grateful for your support, inspired by your passion and moved by your dedication to the children we serve - together.

- The ALTSO Team

Please note, each of the following five patients included in this report acquired disabilities congenitally. All patients are from Chuadanga, Bangladesh and are between the ages of 3 months and 9 years old.

Nahid (post treatment)
Nahid (post treatment)
Polash (pre treatment)
Polash (pre treatment)
Polash (post treatment)
Polash (post treatment)
Kohinur (pre treatment)
Kohinur (pre treatment)
Kohinur (post treatment)
Kohinur (post treatment)
Urmi (pre treatment)
Urmi (pre treatment)
Urmi (post treatment)
Urmi (post treatment)
Ashik (pre treatment)
Ashik (pre treatment)
Ashik (post treatment)
Ashik (post treatment)

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