Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Fresh Beginning

Henry is a 35 year old father of 7 young children. Years ago he sustained a gun shot would that damaged his hip and severed the nerve that allowed him to flex his foot. The injuries left him unable to walk, affecting not only his body, but his work. He lost his construction job and prospects for work in the DR for a lame young man were slim, a disaster for a parent with seven mouths to feed.

Henry received a total hip replacement from our team. The day after surgery, the physical therapist in collaboration with the medical team created a brace that help Henry’s foot up so he could walk without tripping. Henry returned to his family with a new hip, a new foot brace, and a renewed chance to return to work and provide for his family.

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