Prosthetic Limb Ministry
The prosthetic limb program of Standing With Hope draws from the journey of founder, Gracie Rosenberger, who lost both of her own legs. Gracie experienced a horrific car accident 35 years ago as a freshman at Nashville’s Belmont University. Eighty operations later (including the amputation of both legs), Gracie’s passion to help her fellow amputees through ministry and mobility—continues to be the driving cause behind our work.
Recruiting prosthetists from around the country, Standing With Hope teaches and equips local workers within Ghana’s Ministry of Health to build and maintain prosthetic limbs for their own people (as well as from neighboring countries). For roughly the price of television, lives are changed—one leg at a time. If the patient cannot afford the co-pay for the limb charged by the clinic, then Standing With Hope will sponsor that limb. In a unique partnership with Tennessee-based Core Civic, inmates at a prison volunteer to disassemble used prosthetic limbs we collect from around the country to reuse the feet, pylons, knees, connectors, and adapters. www.standingwithhope.com/recycle.
Today is a great day to help someone walk! Sponsor a limb, sponsor supplies …there are so many ways that YOU can give the gift that keeps on walking!