Freedom Innovations, Irvine, Calif, has donated a range of carbon fiber foot products and accessories valued at $60,000 to to the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation Clinic in Deschapelles, Haiti, These new prosthetic feet were shipped pre-assembled with titanium adapters and cosmetic foot shells.
“We recognize the ongoing need of the people of Haiti with amputations and we are grateful that we are able to support the Hanger Clinic in Haiti,” said Gary Wertz, executive vice president of sales and marketing, in the press statement.
The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, in conjunction withthe Haitian Amputee Coalition and other organizations founded a prosthetic and rehabilitation center on-site at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), an undamaged local hospital with a high clinical reputation located 60 miles from Port-au-Prince in Deschapelles, Haiti.
Since its founding on February 22, 2010, the practitioners of the Hanger Clinic have provided prosthetic care to 500+ Haitian amputees. A training program to educate local Haitians to become prosthetic practitioners and technicians has also been established.
(Source: Press Release)