WASHINGTON, DC – April 28, 2017 – The Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience – including sports, swimming, boating, archery, etc. – for children aged 10-17 with limb loss or difference, at no cost to participants.
As part of Limb Loss Awareness month, the staff of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA); American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC); and the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), joined together to raise funds to provide a summer camp experience for one child. The staff exceeded their original goal and raised over $4,775 from more than 50 donors, which covers the cost for two children to go to camp. Bulldog Tools sponsored lunch for the 3.5k walk participants.
“This camp is life-changing for these children. For some, this is the first time they are away from home and with other children with limb loss. They are able to challenge themselves, from physical things like the ropes course to gaining life skills that boost confidence and self-esteem. We are grateful to have so many dedicated professionals in the O&P community committed to making this experience possible,” says Jack Richmond of the Amputee Coalition.
Questions? Please contact Lauren Anderson, AOPA’s Manager of Communications, Policy, and Strategic Initiatives at 571/431-0843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AOPA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping orthotic and prosthetic businesses and professionals navigate the multitude of issues surrounding the delivery of quality patient care. The association was founded in 1917 when needs of returning veterans in the aftermath of World War I required a national organization to address the educational and research requirements of the profession.