The Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland, announced that it will receive a $75,000 donation from Grapes for Humanity/US, an international charitable foundation that has raised millions of dollars in support of landmine survivors and innocent victims of conflict and disease around the world. The Foundation will use the monies to continue its charitable efforts at its O&P clinic in Deschapelles, Haiti.
The Foundation issued a press release regarding the donation, which coincided with the six-month anniversary of the January 12 earthquake.
“We remember those whose lives were lost as well as those whose lives were forever changed by severe injury and amputation,” Ivan R. Sabel, chairman of the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, was quoted as saying. “While we have restored mobility to hundreds since the earthquake, there is still much work to be done. This generous donation by Grapes for Humanity/US will provide vital prosthetic care and rehabilitation services to those in need in Haiti.”
Since opening on February 22, the Hanger clinic has provided customized prostheses to more than 400 Haitian amputees, and the Foundation established a training program to educate local Haitians to become prosthetic practitioners and technicians.