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June 26, 2020 11:53 am
Did you know that you can recycle prosthetic limbs?
Until my wife, Gracie, lost both of her legs ... we didn't realize that the components, feet, knees, pylons, adapters, screws, prosthetic socks, belts, and other related items for prosthetic limbs could be recycled.
When Gracie and I launched STANDING WITH HOPE in Ghana, we set about collecting used prosthetic limbs from prosthetists, funeral homes, families of amputees, and even some of Gracie's former limbs. I used to sit in our den surrounded by used prosthetic limbs and disassemble those devices late into the evening. Then, I'd box all the parts in good working order ...and ship them to Ghana, or stuff them in our suitcases to take over during our trips.
Eventually, the task grew to great to manage, and we found an unusual partner to help us recycle these devices. Listen to Gracie discuss this ...and please share this with as many as you can. The more prosthetic limbs we recycle ...the more people we can help walk!
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Now that you could experience with what you think of faith-based programs course. I think there is absolutely awesome and I think every prison out there have faith-based programs like this because the return rate of the men that are involved. Faith-based program and other ones like that I know about this are amazingly low rate here.
I think that says me just has something to do with God uses somebody broken people want to donate or use prosthetic limb passed away or somebody will groom you donated some of your own how to do that, please go to standing with.com/recycle gaming without.com/recycle fixtures