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...
Jan 3, 2017

A child's journey of 10 yrs with A Leg To Stand On

8 year old Bhupendra
8 year old Bhupendra

10 years ago, the doctors at A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) first clinic in Ahmedabad, India met 8-year old Bhupendra, who was born without his right leg below the knee. His parents, who earned a combined daily income of $7, had been desperately attempting to save money for a prosthetic, but over several years had been unsuccessful in saving enough for even one device.


Bhupendra's parents soon learned that ALTSO would provide Bhupendra not only his first prosthetic leg, but also every single prosthesis he would need until his 18th birthday. Their gratitude was comparable only to Bhupendra's own joy. The first thing he did upon being fitted was climb atop the doctor's table and jump back to the ground, fascinated by his new found ability to jump and land on two feet.

Because of supporters like you, over the last decade ALTSO has provided Bhupendra with the 15 prostheses he has needed as his body grew. And because of supporters like you, Bhupendra is halfway to graduating college with a bachelor of science in chemistry, and is determined to get his masters to become a professor of chemistry in his home state of Gujarat, India.

Bhupendra in 2016, age 18
Bhupendra in 2016, age 18
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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