FREEDOM INNOVATIONS SUPPORTS HAITIAN AMPUTEES WITH DONATION VALUED AT $60,000
Irvine, Calif. (August 9, 2010) - Freedom Innovations has donated to the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation Clinic in Deschapelles, Haiti, a wide range of carbon fiber foot products and accessories valued at $60,000. These new world-class, lightweight prosthetic feet were shipped pre-assembled with titanium adapters and cosmetic foot shells.
"We recognize the ongoing need of the people of Haiti with amputations and we are grateful that we are able to support the Hanger Clinic in Haiti," said Gary Wertz, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Wertz added, "We feel that by donating energy storage and energy return prosthetic foot products, we are providing lightweight, low maintenance devices that will ultimately help users to reach their full potential. The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation Clinic in Haiti is providing a wonderful healthcare service to the people of Haiti and we are proud that we are able to support their efforts."
About Freedom Innovations
Freedom Innovations, LLC designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, California, Freedom's lower-limb prosthetics are distributed in 39 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.freedom-innovations.com.
About the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation Clinic in Haiti
The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, in conjunction with the partners of the Haitian Amputee Coalition - Physicians for Peace, the Harold & Kayrita Anderson Family Foundation, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, and Donald Peck Leslie, M.D., of the Shepherd Center - founded a prosthetic and rehabilitation center on-site at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), an undamaged local hospital with a high clinical reputation located 60 miles from Port-au-Prince in Deschapelles, Haiti. Since its founding on February 22, 2010, the practitioners of the Hanger Clinic have provided prosthetic care to 500+ Haitian amputees. A training program to educate local Haitians to become prosthetic practitioners and technicians has also been established. For more information, visit www.hanger-sabelfoundation.org.