There are hundreds of amputees, young and old, who have lost their limbs as a result of disease or accident and are unable to perform the most basic tasks. They are severely limited in their abilities. Some of them have to be fed, bathed, clothed and carried from place to place. They are unable to work and provide for their families.
Medical care and health insurance in is nearly non-existent in rural parts of India, including Kerala, and amputees in impoverished families not only are ostracized but also face insurmountable emotional and financial challenges. Moved by the needs and limitations of many amputees in Kerala, Sam Johnson -- who was born in India's southern state, partnered with Ottobock, a leading manufacture in the industry for prosthetics.
The original goal was to support 10 people every year by Sam and his family. However, the need was too great that the number has raised every year. 2018 was the first year that Life and Limb started accepting public donations. News 12 broadcasted our message and we were able to raise $17,000 to support 33 people. On August 21, 2019 we will be giving 50 more limbs to total of 46 people with a cost estimated at $90,000.00.
Our mission's goal is to enable the physically and financially challenged amputees and bring them a step closer to leading normal lives. Would you lend a helping hand to make someone whole?
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