These Children Couldn't Walk. Now, They Thrive.
Mujtaba, Lee Linda and Seyha couldn't walk because of a limb disability. Now, they play with friends, run around, and score first in their class, thanks to 2013 Honoree Mead Welles and his program, A Leg To Stand On. Click below to read their stories.
$25 - Leg Brace
Leg braces help children with conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy or the lingering effects of polio walk and stand more easily. $25 is the average cost of a brace.
$250 - Prosthetic Limb
$250 is the average cost to fit a child with a prosthetic limb, which includes rehabilitation and follow-up procedures to ensure treatment is effective.
$500 - Corrective Surgery
Children with severe complications or deformities can sometimes receive surgery to correct their limb disability. Corrective surgery has been shown to improve motor skills, balance and coordination as well as dramatically increase a child’s ability to be independent. $500 is the average cost of corrective surgery.
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Be a Child's Lifelong Hero.
Imagine not being able to walk to the market, tie your shoelaces, or jump out of bed. Imagine a life without the proper use of your arms or legs. That’s the reality many children around the world face each day. But your support does not just help a child today; it lasts a lifetime. When a child who could not stand without crutches receives a prosthetic limb or corrective surgery, her whole world is transformed. Suddenly, she is able to walk to school on her own and keep up with her friends. She no longer has to sit inside, or depend on her family to help her with basic tasks.
Once resigned to a life of dependence, closed doors and limitations, a child is suddenly given the ABILITY achieve her dreams.
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