26 May 2008

Empowering Amputees!

Maxwell Fornah and Victor Musa, both with the Single Leg Amputee Sports club of Sierra Leone, play soccer-football and inspire thousands to move beyond their particular handicaps. Oscar Pistorius, the double-prosthetic South African, is another bright light for those currently perceived as "handicapped"... What I find most important is the mobility-empowerment ethos represented by Goutam Reddy, and his fellow MIT folks, all part of the Developing World Prosthetics effort in collaboration with Jaipur Foot in India. Throughout the world, and especially places like Sierra Leone, there's tremendous need & opportunity...

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