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 sustaina...
Oct 2, 2016

The Story of Awatt

Awatt
Awatt

It has been one year since Awatt was brutally injured in a hit and run accident, caused by a drunk driver. With the love and support of his mother, six-year-old Awatt has made it through a number of corrective surgeries. Awatt has been determined to get back on his feet and has enrolled in kindergarten for this fall. His story is beyond heartbreaking and cruel, but his will and determination to keep moving forward is not only beautiful, but inspiring. Through your love and continued support, we plan to see that Awatt has free orthopedic care until his nineteenth birthday.

Jul 6, 2016

2016 Mid-Year Update

Samnang 1
Samnang 1

17 year-old Samnang has been a patient of ALTSO’s since 2013, when he sought treatment for the congenital deformity of his right leg.

Samnang is the youngest of two brothers and one sister. His mother owns a small food stall and his father works as a motorbike tax driver. The cost of the prosthetic device, which he now proudly wears, would have been unattainable to his family without your support. 

Samnang is very tech-savvy and athletic. In his spare time, he can be found repairing electronics and playing soccer. With his interests in technology, he plans on studying Information Technology in Phnom Penh, and hopes to relocate to either the U.S. or Russia following his studies. 

He is currently in the 12th grade and getting ready to graduate, with big thanks to your involvement for giving him the physical capabilities needed to get to school and pursue his dreams! 

Samnang 2
Samnang 2

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Mar 22, 2016

Sadaf's Story

Meet Sadaf. In 2013, while napping on a haystack in a field near her home, Sadaf was severely injured. Without realizing that she was there the bundle of hay was thrown into a threshing machine causing extensive damage to both her legs. Fortunately, she survived the accident but due to her father's income level ($420 per year), stigma and shame towards disability in the developing world, and her mother who is mentally challenged,  Sadaf became confined to the house unable to seek further treatment.

 A year later, her father was informed about a program at a hospital in Lahore that provides free assistive devices and rehabilitation to children under the age of 19. Thanks to ALTSO’s partnership with the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PSRD), Sadaf is now able to walk independently, play with her friends and go to school.

With your help we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children like Sadaf. Please join us today.

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