Standing With Hope Blog

Your Legs Are In Good Hands
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At Standing With Hope, we’ve heard from many families over the years who called to say that a loved one who wore a prosthetic limb passed away …and they didn’t know what to do with the limb. Often with great emotion, they ask if we would take the limb. We are so honored that widows, widowers, children, and other family members will trust us... [Standing…]

What’s Your Melody?
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Caregivers struggle with losing their identity as they become enmeshed in the life of their loved one.  A simple lesson at the piano helped drive this point home for Peter Rosenberger. Are you a caregiver?  Do you know someone who is?  If you love someone, you’ll most likely be one.  If you live long enough …you’ll need one. Like... [Standing…]

Jonathan
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Ten years ago ( March 31, 2005) Standing With Hope’s first patient, Jonathan Anu-Kwa appeared at the dusty, seemingly forgotten clinic operated by Ghana Health Services. He wore a used prosthetic limb that was at least five sizes to large, and had wrapped his amputated limb in old rags to try and wear the ancient leg someone had given him. Watch... [Standing…]

Reflectors
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“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 (KJV) While vacationing in Montana several winters ago, we took a day trip to nearby Yellowstone Park. After a great time in the park, we left the lights of West Yellowstone and plunged into the abrupt darkness at the city’s edge—just as snow started falling. Creeping... [Standing…]

She’s Got Legs. She Knows How To Use Them
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From the heartbreaking loss of both legs due to injuries from a 1983 car accident, Gracie Rosenberger is putting quality prosthetic limbs on her fellow caregivers and equipping them to continue  …Standing With Hope. A prison ministry where inmates disassemble used prosthetic limbs in order to recycle the parts. Training Mission Trips where US... [Standing…]

The Free Podcast: A Lifeline for Caregivers
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It’s 2 AM and you just went through a crazy caregiving event. You’re staring at the ceiling with your mind going a million miles an hour. Fear, Obligation, Guilt. Resentment, Frustrations, Weariness. Sound familiar? We caregivers understand those things, and want you to know that you don’t have to walk through this alone.  Visit... [Standing…]

It’s Already Out of Control
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Many caregivers live in fear of their situation getting out of control. It’s already out of control.  We’re not meant to control it, because we can’t. We are merely stewards.    Read More →

Extra Fiber
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For a decade, we’ve helped provide advanced materials to the clinic in Ghana to build high quality limbs.   “I won’t put a leg on someone that I’m not willing to wear!” – Gracie Rosenberger, founder, Standing With Hope One of the critical materials is carbon fiber – which increases the strength of the prosthetic... [Standing…]

Helping A Caregiver
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Practical ways to help a caregiver, including a much needed tip for gun safety.   “The abilities and stability of caregivers increase with regular rest and leisure.  Even God took a Sabbath rest.  Free time mean just that:  free time.  We must relax and improve our state of mind and body.  Wrapping our entire beings into our role... [Standing…]

Be Still My Soul
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The Christmas season can be a sad, lonely, and even heartbreaking time for so many. Family who are no longer with us. Christmas in the hospital, nursing home, or hospice. Christmas celebrations overshadow with heartaches. Gracie and I understand those things. From Standing With Hope …we offer this as an encouragement to those who hurt. ( click... [Standing…]

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