Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting!
Quick little life update: I finish residency in July. It kinda feels like “huh? didn’t I j u s t start wrangling these kiddos?” but also like I’m really, really ready. The LBVA & CHOA have given me the most extraordinary experience-tools for my toolbox and I’m so excited to take the slightly less conventional post-res route.
Two months from right now I’ll be in Quito, Ecuador. I’m teaming up with some incredible P&O practitioners, students, and a non-profit called Range of Motion Project. ROMP is a donation-driven, mobility organization on a mission to provide high quality prosthetic care and physical rehabilitation to underserved populations in resource-limited environments. AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
All donations directly impact these patients. A new prosthesis and the education to use it means that a patient can return to work, provide for his family, and lift his community. An appropriate prosthetic knee may enable a patient to avoid a life-altering fall. A prosthetic arm can allow a baby to meet developmental milestones like crawling, pulling to stand, and accomplishing bimanual tasks at the right time of life—setting her up for greatness. And the right prosthetic foot can elevate a person to conquer mountains.
This experience, however, is going to be very different than others in the past. This time Grandpa will be there in spirit and his components are coming with me! A stranger on the other side of the world will be able to walk on his feet, in his AFOs, and in his shoes—it’s exactly what he would have wanted and I CAN’T WAIT to share his story!
You can learn more about Range of Motion Project and it’s amazing mission at www.rompglobal.org 🌎
Thanks again for your support! ♥️ #somosromp #rompglobal #whatsyourmountain
Next, a little message from Range Of Motion Project NFP-
This program gives volunteers the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with practitioners from ROMP and Fundación Hermano Miguel to provide world-class prosthetic care and physical and occupational therapy to Ecuadorians with amputation who otherwise do not have access to these services. Volunteers will play a key role in remobilizing Ecuadorian patients and exchanging knowledge and skills with local practitioners.