Global Activism: Bringing Prosthetics to Guatemalans
Almost 80 percent of the world's amputees live in developing countries. Of these amputees, most have a difficult time obtaining high quality prosthetics and care.
Prosthetic and orthotic devices are very expensive, and require custom-fitting and on-going maintenance. ROMP is a Chicago-based organization. They recycle prosthetics from the U.S. and give them to Guatemalans living with disabilities. They recently set up a permanent lab in Guatemala where they fit amputees with their custom-made prosthetics.
Eric told me how he started the Range of Motion Project.