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...
Jul 28, 2014

Another patient treated!

Halima Before
Halima Before

Since our last update of the project "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" we have raised enough money to treat another child!  In total, this GlobalGiving project has provided treatment to a total of 22 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 patient, Halima, is from Afghanistan and received orthotic braces in June of 2014.

Halima After
Halima After
Feb 10, 2014

Four more patients treated - because of you!

Because of your support, an additional four children have received the lifechanging care they need.  Our "Give 40 Children in Asia the Ability to Walk" campagin on Global Giving has provided treatement 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 children who were treated were from Pakistan between the ages of 10 and 12 years.

Jun 27, 2013

4 More Patients Treated - With Your Generosity

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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.

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