Funding Will Provide Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Services
to Amputees in the Developing World
El Paso, Texas. March 1, 2018: LIMBS International, Inc. received a generous donation from Boeing to expand its mission to provide prosthetics (leg systems) and rehabilitation services to amputees in the developing world.
Funds were raised as part of the company's “Boeing Moves the World” employee well-being initiative. More than 60,000 Boeing employees came together around the globe to support mobility programs for those in need.
Beginning in July 2017, donations benefited six nonprofit organizations globally, including five military and veteran organizations in addition to LIMBS International.
"Our employees are actively engaged in improving their health and well-being all while living the Boeing mission to help others and inspire the world," said Greg Marchand, director of Global Benefits for Boeing.
The majority of the funds will be used in India, Indonesia, and Mexico. LIMBS will provide at least 273 legs in those countries; 90 legs to India, 50 to Indonesia and 133 to Mexico. Also, two rehab centers in Mexico will receive special equipment and training. The balance of the funds will be used by LIMBS for its other ongoing programs.
“We are deeply appreciative to Boeing and its kind employees for this funding,” stated Oscar Gonzalez-Montoya, the President of LIMBS International. “It will enable us to fit many desperate amputees with our prosthetic leg systems and provide crucial rehabilitation services to teach patients how to walk on their new legs as well as positive emotional support. This grand generosity will transform many, many lives. Thank you.”
About LIMBS International, Inc.
Founded in 2004, LIMBS International engages communities and transforms lives through affordable, sustainable prosthetic solutions and rehabilitation services in developing countries. In 2012, LIMBS formed a partnership with University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), opening a R&D center in the College of Engineering. LIMBS also works with many international clinics, NGOs and other community groups.
Contact: Oscar Gonzalez-Montoya
LIMBS International, Inc.
417 Indian Bluff Road, El Paso, Texas 79912
+1 915-308-4680 (office)
+1 915-730-9516 (cell)
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization: US EIN #27-4334121
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