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...
Dec 3, 2014

International Day of People With Disabilities

Refan
Refan

Today, December 3rd, is International Day of People With Disabilities - a very important day to us here at A Leg To Stand On.  Every one of our patients is a person with a disability, and it's our mission to see that they not only receive the prosthetic limb, orthotic device, mobility aid or corrective surgery that they need, but to help them gain the opportunities that mobility grants them.

Refan is a four-year-old boy from Indonesia who loves going to school, dancing and playing bongos, and aspires to be an airplane pilot.  At first glance, he's like any other four-year-old boy.  But without intervention from ALTSO three years ago when Refan lost his leg in a motorbike accident, he wouldn't be able to do any of these things.

Join us this month to promote inclusion and health for people with disabilities all over the world - including ALTSO's children in Asia!

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.

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