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6 days ago
Mashable on Twitter

3D technology for prosthetic continues to advance at an amazing pace. Check this out:

“Could this be the future of prosthetic limbs? https://t.co/WUkLBcASty”

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1 week ago
Did Florencio's Operation Succeed?

Here is the latest news from Bolivians Without disAbiliites - specifically about Florenico's surgery and Bismark's training: http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?e=&u=6cee3c45cbef70471377d08ab&id=b9c0e7c8b1

Here is an update regarding Bismark, the apprentice prosthetist who works under the tutelage of Florencio. We told you about Bismark a few months ago, and about how he was studying remotely at Don Bosco University in Guatemala with the intent to become one of the very few ISPO II certified prostheti...

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2 weeks ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Great work being done by our partner in Bolivia. Thank you to all donors of Bolivians Without disAbiliites for helping to make this critical work possible.

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1 month ago
Lives changed in 2017 - Bolivians Without disAbilities

We know we have been really promoting our fundraising campaign for the past two months to help save our prosthetist but we hope you will believe us that it was critical. So today we thought you might like to see some of the statistics that we gather every month regarding where that money goes. On the linked page you will see various statistical information on all the patients that have been helped since the beginning of January. Such as causes of amputations, ages, sex, and if they were above ... See more

As of the end of April, the total impact of donations in the prior month provided funds for three more amputees to walk again. One patient was a double amputee and so he received two legs. These new limbs will allow three people to begin to rebuild their lives. Furthermore, these three, with their n...

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1 month ago
This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Prosthetics

Crafted from leather and wood, the ancient Egyptian prosthesis was was adjusted to precisely fit its wearer's foot

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1 month ago

Need help: Does anyone know how to convert JPG to EPS file? We need to convert our BWD charity logo into an EPS file for display at a conference. We have tried a dozen online solutions and they never have good results. Probably because the JPG file is not that great quality to start with. So the logo would have to be redrawn as an original EPS using the JPG as a model. Please contact me ASAP if you can help. Thank you.

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1 month ago

Volunteer! Apply now.

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2 months ago
bolivianswithoutdisabilities.org

I have troubling news from our partner in Bolivia. The head prosthetist - the man who has made over 350 legs for our partner in six years, and has probably made over 2000 legs in his life, is in serious medical trouble. He has had two surgeries in the past month, has racked up significant medical bills, and his prognosis is still unclear. This is troubling on many fronts: 1) he, on an individual level, may lose more of his leg, 2) On a family level, he is the sole breadwinner of his family ... See more

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2 months ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Great work being done by the assistant prosthetist in Bolivia while the lead man is in the hospital with a critical infection. Let's all wish him hope.

This week we want to celebrate the amazing work that our assistant prosthetist Bismark has been doing. With Florencio in hospital, Bismark has taken complete charge of the workshop and has been working incredibley hard this week on tasks such as taking moulds and fitting new prosthetics, going above and beyond his usual tasks. All this alongside studying for his upcoming first set of university practical exams in El Salvador! Bismark has truly shown his dedication to helping those in need here ... See more

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