To establish a fund which will help under-served amputees
Helping under-served amputees to obtain quality prosthetics, comprehensive aftercare and to generate public awareness
Loss of limb creates a severe handicap. For many amputees a prosthesis restores full mobility and resumption of normal life activities. In Texas, there are many people who remain handicapped because they cannot afford a prosthesis. Many people are uninsured or unable to pay their co-pay or deductible . Medicaid does not pay for prosthetic limbs. The waiting line for funding from sources such as Limbs for Life often exceeds 12 months. Prolonged wheelchair confinement dramatically increases respiratory and wound complications, risk of pulmonary embolus, and postoperative pain. Diabetes greatly increases the risk of limb loss. San Antonio has twice as many diabetics as any other city in America. The prosthetics foundation, which has recently moved its headquarters to San Antonio, exists to help amputees in need of financial supportRead More Donate
The Prosthetic Foundation was established in 2010 as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its purpose is to help individuals with amputations and to provide well fitted, appropriate prosthetic devices to those who cannot otherwise afford them.Read More Donate
I lost both my legs below the knees to a devastating disease at the age of 29. The Drs said that I would not live, and then they said I would never walk again. I never accepted that as fact and today, not only do I walk independently, but I also frequent the gym, and I am in the process of getting running legs. Having prosthetic legs has changed everything in my life. I drive without adaptive assistance, I work, I have a great social life, and I frequently stand on podiums and give speeches about the vaccine preventable disease I contracted: Bacterial Meningitis. I wear my prosthetics with pride and I am constantly stopped by people who tell me that I am a great inspiration to them. My struggles have been significant over the years, but I am grateful for every day that I can wake up and put on my prosthetic legs. Being able to walk as I did before my illness means everything to me. More than words can even express.
-AM, Austin, Texas
We help amputees that are uninsured or under insured. To see if you qualify, begin our online process or call us at 210.237.4400.