HELPED TREAT 9 CHILDREN
• COMPLETED ON APRIL 12, 2015 •
AU X ALTSO Marathon Team
ORRRC Marathon and Half Marathon
What do 10 Michigan college students and 12,804 children from Cambodia to Colombia have in common? Why, A Leg to Stand On, of course! For us, it’s our literal legs—the ones we are counting on to carry us 13.1 or 26.2 miles on April 12 (depending on the runner). For them, it’s a prosthetic device or orthopedic care that has opened up a world of possibilities by enabling the simple act of walking.
These 12,804 children are the privileged ones, because there are still thousands more who walk and run only in their dreams. Physical deformities caused by birth defects, war wounds, or acquired disease have limited their mobility to distances that can be hopped, crawled, or carried. It doesn’t have to be this way forever! Which is why we’re using our legs to run for CHANGE… literally. You don’t have to run the marathon to make a difference, just click on the name of the runner you’d like to support and make a donation in their honor.
YOU can make a difference. Your support of ALTSO will help fund orthopedic care for a child in need whose family cannot afford treatment. Just $25 provides a clubfoot brace, $100 an orthotic device, $250 a prosthetic limb, and $500 corrective surgery. Any amount helps and all donations are tax deductible. Help us reach our goal of $5,000 by race day!
On behalf of the AU X ALTSO Marathon Team and the children you have helped… thank you!
Physical deformities caused by birth defects, war wounds, or acquired disease have limited their mobility to distances that can be hopped, crawled, or carried. It doesn’t have to be this way forever! Which is why we’re using our legs to run for CHANGE… literally.
- Jennifer Calhoun, AU X ALTSO Marathon Runner
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A Leg To Stand On ("ALTSO") provides free prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care to children in developing countries who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities. All patients are children under the age of 19 whose families cannot afford the care they need to live a self-sufficient life. Since 2003, ALTSO has treated more than 12,500 children in Asia, Africa and Latin America.