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On average, 507 amputations take place each day in the U.S. alone. More than 2.1 million individuals are living with
Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit providing fully functional prosthetic care to individuals who cannot afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. Limbs for Life (LFL) works with a network of independent prosthetic clinic partners across the country to meet the needs of amputees in their local areas. For the past two years, amid the pandemic, LFL set new records funding the highest number of prosthetic limbs for amputees in its history. In 2021, over $1 million was spent on new prosthetic limbs alone.
Prosthetic devices help restore a person’s basic motor skills, mobility, and independence, but many amputees lack the financial resources to obtain adequate prosthetic care. Prostheses range in price from $10,000 to $80,000 and beyond. For amputees who are uninsured or under-insured and do not qualify for any other assistance program, Limbs for Life is the safety net to restore mobility.
Many insurance plans require additional coverage, creating gaps in service. LFL works to meet the needs of our clients in the shortest possible time frame so they may return to activities enjoyed before limb loss. When amputees can work, attend school, enjoy social engagements, and return to their daily activities, the financial and emotional strain of limb loss is greatly reduced, furthering recovery and the return to a productive, independent lifestyle.
Limbs for Life accepts used prosthetic limbs, which are recycled for parts and components to share with our clinic partners to assist individuals in need. Items restricted in the U.S. are shared with mission teams and clinic partners internationally, serving amputees on five continents. LFL also provides referrals and resources to help amputees find the assistance they may not be aware of in their home state. When there are none, Limbs for Life stands in the gap to ensure the individual receives quality prosthetic care to get back on their feet and return to activities of life.
Limbs for Life clients frequently reach out to say thanks:
I want to thank Limbs For Life from the bottom of my heart for the donation of my prosthetic leg. It has been positive and life-changing for my family and me as well. I will be forever grateful.
Y’all have made all the difference, I cannot thank you enough—I’m getting to go to the ballfield and play catch with my grandkids and they are loving it.
Now I can get up and dance again. I told my husband, I won’t be how I used to be; I’ll be better. Thanks to Limbs for Life!
I truly believe I would have given up on life without this opportunity. Thank God for your kindness and understanding; it will never be taken for granted nor forgotten.
Gifts to Limbs for Life restore things most of us take for granted, like walking, dancing, going to the ballfield, playing with our children, or simple daily activities. The gift of a limb is a gift of life.
Your gift restores mobility for amputees, giving life to their goals and dreams. Learn more or donate at www.limbsforlife.org
About Limbs for Life
Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.