Hello & thank you for checking out my fundraising page!
As many of you know, my desire to have a career in prosthetics and orthotics began early during my time at Texas A&M, and I am only 10 short months away from finishing my graduate degree to make this dream become a reality. I am so excited to join a field that helps people regain their mobility through prosthetic and orthotic care. I have been given the opportunity to travel to Guatemala from May 10-19 to provide prosthetic care to those in need of prosthetic care, but first I need your help!
The Range of Motion Project helps us both with fundraising and raising awareness for the organization. The $1,500 goes towards my local travel, housing, meals, and the materials needed to provide amputees with the opportunity to receive a prosthesis that they otherwise would not be able to receive because of cost and lack of resources. If I surpass this goal of $1,500, the rest of the proceeds will go towards my flight to Guatemala. Any additional funds after that will go back to the organization itself or will help a fellow classmate with their journey!
Throughout the week we are in Guatemala, our team will work to provide our best care to those in need. Volunteers will put our skills into action by helping patients from evaluation to casting to delivery, and then training them to use their prosthetic leg(s). It would mean so much to be able to give back to the O&P community and help those that do not have the opportunities to otherwise receive prosthetic care. Thank you for helping this dream become reality!
Range Of Motion Project NFP wrote -
This program gives volunteers the opportunity to work alongside ROMP-Guatemala staff to provide care to Guatemalans with amputation and to exchange best-practices in prosthetic care and physical and occupational therapy. Volunteers will put their skills into action, taking a group of patients from evaluation and casting to delivery and training in an intense clinical week in Zacapa. They impact both patients and staff, and walk away with a greater understanding of the issues facing people with amputation in Guatemala.