Ganga shows off her foot!
Since launching The Joshi modular prosthetic limb last fall, we have continued to seek partners and products that can offer ALTSO’s CoolKids the most effective, innovative and high quality treatments possible. Several months ago we began searching for a new prosthetic foot component as many of our teenage patients noted the excess energy and pressure they had to apply as their bodies grew and applied more weight to the limb.
Ganga is a bilateral amputee who grew up in the rural areas of Nepal and for the last decade has been running ALTSO’s current program partner in the region, Hope Disability Center. Through conversations with our Director of Programs, Ganga concurred with the need for a more efficient foot device and offered to test out any possible partners we might work worth.
Fast forward to this summer - Ganga, and a handful of ALTSO’s patients, were able to test “The Breeze” - a carbon fiber dynamic prosthetic foot made by College Park Health - and raved about its functionality. Not only is the foot lighter for ease of use, it also moves dynamically which means that it feels more like that of a natural foot and ankle would, needing less energy to take each step, improving the quality of their overall prosthetic and their life.
The Breeze is perfect for ALTSO's growing teenage patients, who require more energy to walk as their bodies grow. The natural gait The Breeze provides is essential for ALTSO's older CoolKids who are now headed for university, vocational training and the workforce.
And don’t forget the best part - ALTSO’s commitment to treat every patient we see through the age of 21 to ensure that they have the opportunity to live a self-sufficient life.
Thank you for your support and making ALTSO's CoolKid's dream of mobility a reality.
A close up of The Breeze