Our first goal is to provide resources to save children's limbs through today's advanced medical technologies . Many times families are offered amputation as the sole solution to complex limb differences. Through our awareness campaign and strategic partnership with the world renowned Pediatric Orthopedic Limb Correction Surgeon, Dr. Dror Paley and his team at The Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, we can offer correction as the solution versus amputation. The unLIMBited Foundation is unique in that it is one of, if not the only charitable endeavor advocating and providing financial assistance for limb saving treatments versus medically unnecessary amputations.
IN THE NEWS
In carrying out our mission, we strive to:
Provide highly specialized, pioneering techniques to a wider range of children and adults who suffer from rare and neglected bone diseases, limb deficiencies and skeletal abnormalities.
Promote public awareness of Dr. Dror Paley’s innovative medical procedures throughout the medical community, and to those who are afflicted.
Educate and mentor orthopedic surgeons worldwide in the application of advanced techniques.
Ease the financial burden by providing financial aid for housing, for qualifying families, while their children are being treated at The Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute.
The funds from the unLIMBited Foundation are used in a variety ways to further our commitment to
“Saving Limbs, Changing Children's Lives.”
Funds from the Foundation are allocated to:
Ease the financial burden on patients by assisting them with housing (Tommy Fund)
Support research and educational programming (Medical Innovation Fund)
Most of us are fortunate enough to give a hug with our own two hands, or feel the sand beneath our own two feet, but for others born with severe limb anomalies, performing life’s most basic actions is just simply not possible. For these children, limb saving and correction treatment is critical for a better quality of life. For many families though, access to these specialized surgical and rehabilitation treatments is not financially feasible.
Limb lengthening and limb deformity correction is a very complicated process. Meticulous surgical technique, vigilant follow up, and aggressive rehabilitation are required for a successful outcome. The results of lengthening are highly dependent on the experience of the surgeon and his surrounding clinical staff. Dr. Paley has been performing lengthening and limb deformity correction surgeries for over twenty-five years. He is currently the most experienced limb lengthening surgeon in the world, having performed over 17,000 lengthening surgeries.
Dr. Paley has developed over 100 new operative procedures for bone and soft-tissue reconstruction of congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic limb disorders. You can learn more about Dr. Paley and his team by going to www.paleyinstitute.org.
WHO WE SERVE
We serve a global community of families and their children born with congenital limb deficiencies who are searching for an alternative treatment answer to amputation. Their heart touching success stories attest to our mission of saving limbs and changing lives.
"When our daughter Apollonia was born with a leg that looked like a hockey stick our family lives were turned upside down. We proceeded to get diagnosis in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto ~ all stated that amputation would be the best option."
"My son, Warren, was 11 when he was diagnosed with Perthes. Warren was walking like he was limping and after we would go for a ride in the car I would notice he couldn't move very well. He was still playing soccer but he just couldn't move as well as he used to."
"The first six months of our daughter’s life were anything but typical. When she was two hours old, our doctor sat down in front of us with a pile of papers and a concerned look... Emily’s right femur to be significantly shorter than her left, ... a condition called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency."Six months later, we sat in front of Dr. Dror Paley as he looked over Emily’s x-rays, gave her a quick exam and confidently said the four words that would change our lives, “We can fix this.”
"Our three-year old son, Jabari, was born with Congenital Short Right Femur. We were told by a local surgeon that amputation of his right leg and wearing a prosthetic was his only option."
"We heard that Dr. Paley was the best surgeon for our son's needs but didn't realize that he and his entire staff would become a part of our family. Over the past 4 years we have met many patients that feel the same way. "
Thank you for your contribution
The unLIMBited Foundation relies on sponsored fundraising events and individual and corporate donors like you who make it possible for us to achieve our mission to save limbs and change lives. The children and families we serve depend upon us in so many ways. Your charitable contributions make a world of difference, one step at a time.
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