Local firm holds prosthetics drive

October 29, 2013 3:00:03 PM PDT
Ability Prosthetics, which has an office in Exton, Chester County, has an unusual request. It wants your unwanted artificial limbs.

The company is collecting limbs for Physicians for Peace, which is based in Norfolk, Virginia, but has clinics around the world.

The charity works with the poorest of the poor. Without the donated prosthetics, thousands would be without limbs. With the limbs, many can work again, to support themselves and their families.

Ability Prosthetics is working with Physicians for Peace on reaching amputees in the Philippines, especially around the capital city Manila.

The CEO's grandfather was a WWII prisoner of war in the Philippines.

And the company has produced a documentary, Rescue in the Phillipines. It tells the story of how the first president of the Philippines, Dwight Eisenhower, and five Jewish cigar makers rescued 1300 Jews from Nazi Germany right before WWII began.

Donated limbs can be brought to Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics on 660 W Lincoln Hwy in Exton, PA, until Friday, Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Ability's corporate office at (800) 455-0058.


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