Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics Gives back
We are committed to helping people with disabilities live full and vibrant lives, both here in Austin and around the world.
In January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and caused injuries that required amputations for another 4,000 people. Chase Brown, CPO and a team of other medical professionals from the Austin area went to Haiti to provide medical care for the Haitians injured by the earthquake. After witnessing the needs for good healthcare, including prosthetics, the team partnered with Mission of Hope Haiti to establish a prosthetic clinic.
Chase led the process of developing the clinic and volunteered his time to make some of the very first artificial limbs at Prosthetics of Hope clinic for Haitians affected by the earthquake. He continued to organize volunteer prosthetists from around the nation to staff the clinic until the organization was able to hire a full-time Prosthetist. The Prosthetics of Hope Clinic is now run by Haitian staff and continues to make prosthetics for Haitian amputees who come from all over the country.
Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics is committed to helping further the goals of Mission of Hope by contributing financially to help fund the cost of prosthetics as well as providing prosthetic equipment. If you would like to partner with us by donating your old prosthetic components to Prosthetics of Hope Clinic in Haiti, please contact our office.