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!
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.
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.
Please note, the children who were treated were from Pakistan between the ages of 10 and 12 years.
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.
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.
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.
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