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Carrell Clinic Foundation Brings Attention to Young Amputee Care Needs for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Month
For Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, the Carrell Clinic Foundation, a public charitable organization, shares its missional message of providing mobility to young adults in the greater Dallas area. Headquartered at 9301 N. Central Expressway, Tower I, Suite 400, the Carrell Clinic Foundation is bringing attention to the underserved demographic of uninsured and underinsured amputees aged 18 and over. To make a donation or seek assistance for you or someone you love, call (214) 712-4200 or visit www.carrellclinicfoundation.org to learn more.
April is worldwide Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, serving to both celebrate and call attention to the limb loss and limb difference community. It is a community of individuals who face and overcome obstacles daily. Unmet care and financial needs compound the unique difficulties in the lives of young adult amputees. The Carrell Clinic Foundation provides financial assistance to satisfy those unmet needs for young adults 18 and older.
The Carrell Clinic Foundation’s research identified a robust network of support for younger children with musculoskeletal issues. However, patients can age out of the system. Many of these young adults have ongoing musculoskeletal medical needs but have limited financial resources and little or no health insurance coverage. That is where the Carrell Clinic Foundation steps in, helping fund prostheses for uninsured and underinsured amputees 18 and older. The foundation also assists this population with orthotics for deformities or paralysis and those having joint replacements due to juvenile arthritis.
“The young people we get to serve through the Carrell Clinic Foundation are extraordinary,” says Dr. Daniel Cooper, Carrell Clinic Foundation board chairman and board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Carrell Clinic. “We are honored to be able to work with them, and while there is a real need for young amputees to get the care and assistance they need, their ability to thrive needs to be celebrated.”
To learn more, donate to the Carrell Clinic Foundation or get assistance, please call (214) 712-4200.