Stories: Oscar

Oscar in March 2004

Oscar F.

Cause of Amputation: Congenital Limb Deficiency (Birth Defect)
PHB Patient since 2004

Oscar was born with a malformed left foot. He was brought to the United States to have surgery and get his first prosthesis when he was 2 years old. Once he was sent home he was given no options for prosthetic follow up, repairs or replacement.

When a child has an amputation or is born missing part of their limb(s) requiring prosthetic replacement, they should receive follow up appointments about every 3 months. Unfortunately for children in the developing world, that is rarely the case.

Oscar received his first prosthesis from Project Hope Belize in March of 2004. Since that time, he has received 7 legs from PHB and multiple foot replacements as sometimes he outgrows his shoes before he outgrows his leg.

Without Project Hope Belize, Oscar would have to endure ill-fitting prostheses or wear no prosthesis at all.

Project Hope Belize exists because of the generosity of people from all over the world just like you. Will you consider becoming a member of Prosthetic Hope International so we can continue to support clinics like Project Hope Belize and keep children like Oscar running and playing, just like everyone else?

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