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Autumn 2023 La Paz Clinic

  • Autumn 2023 La Paz Clinic

    Posted by boe4fun on November 9, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Autumn 2023 La Paz Clinic

    This autumn’s clinic lasted 7 days and during that time there was a total of 53 patient visits. 17 artificial limbs were delivered and consisted of 8 above knee prostheses, 9 below knee prostheses (2 patients were bilateral or both legs amputated). Also 5 AFO’s (aka below the knee braces) were delivered along with many patients who came in for repairs – new feet, liners, sleeves, shrinkers, socks, etc.

    We already have a waiting list of 28 patients for our next clinic which is to be held in the spring of 2024. We are hoping to coincide the next clinic with the Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024 and close the clinic down for one morning so all of the volunteers can drive down to lands end and observe the 95.1% eclipse, then return to La Paz and see patients that afternoon.

    Donations for the clinic are always greatly appreciated. You can send your tax deductible donation to:
    Limb Restoration Project a Nonprofit Corporation
    c/o Doug Pinkley, CPO
    411 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122-0000

    Thank you for any donations and thanks for allowing us the opportunity to inform all of you on Talk Baja about our clinic (established 2004!)

    Paul and Shelley Boe

    amandae replied 2 weeks, 3 days ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • GregJ

    November 9, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Wow, that’s fantastic! You all should be commended for this very noble effort providing better mobility and self confidence to so many. I will talk to my local Lions Club to see if they might want to help supporting you.

  • amandae

    November 13, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Excellent work @boe4fun
    I am curious as to how you developed this network in Baja to connect with amputees needing you help? Do you work with local health agencies or other charitable groups who contact you?

  • boe4fun

    November 14, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Hola Amandae,

    Originally we were contacted by Dr. Alejandro Aguirre Chávez who is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in La Paz and an officer of the La Balandra Rotary Club. At that time (2004-2005) he was also working with Mobilize Mankind, a group that provides free wheelchairs. Over the years we’ve expanded our work to include the Mother Lode Chapter of the Flying Samaritans at the Los Pinos Ranch near San Quintin, Siloé Ministry in La Misión near Rosarito Beach, and various small clinics around the peninsula (like the Flying Sams in Bola and Buen Pastor hospital) to triage patients who are in need of artificial limbs or orthopedic braces. Thanks for your interest.

    • amandae

      November 16, 2023 at 6:57 am

      Thank you for all you do!

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