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VISION

To establish a fund which will help under-served amputees.

HISTORY & MISSION

Helping under-served amputees to obtain quality prosthetics comprehensive aftercare and to generate public awareness.

 

The Need

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. Medicaid does not pay for prosthetic limbs in Texas and many people are uninsured or unable to pay their co-pay or deductible. It is estimated that 1 in 10 amputees are unable to obtain a prosthesis because of financial difficulty. 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 support.
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The Prosthetic Foundation
Amputie with bicycle on beach

Our Story

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. Too often, amputees are fitted for a prosthetic but provided such inadequate follow-up care that the device is unusable by the patient. The Prosthetic Foundation understands the absolutely necessity of outstanding and thorough follow-up care to patients, so that they can truly benefit from the device they have been given.

Donations are truly appreciated and put to good use. If you know anyone who could use our services, please contact us at:

The Prosthetic Foundation
5047 Sherri Ann Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78233-6213