Donated Prosthetic Limbs Get a Second Life


Rosenberger said that Standing With Hope’s job doesn’t stop once the prosthetic finds a new owner. They do constant follow up with both the patients and caregivers. Recently, they’ve been able to set up teleconferences for doctors here in the United States to check up on their patients in Africa. And when his son Greyson, now 22-years-old, was a middle schooler, he created a realistic prosthetic leg cover out of used bubble wrap and packing tape.

Despite growing the charity and moving his operation, Rosenberger said, he still keeps a basket of feet in his office.

“You never know when you’re going to need a left foot or a right foot,” he said. “I like to stay footloose, so to speak.”

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