One in 125 children is born with a limb deficiency or suffers from limb deformities, and because their families cannot afford the cost of reconstruction surgery or physical therapy, they must undergo amputation. The Save-A-Limb Fund was established in 2001 to support children both domestically and abroad and to save their limbs from amputation, giving them the chance to enjoy the activities that bring them confidence and joy. The fund also works to advance patient care through the research and the work of the physicians and staff of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
MEET OUR PATIENTS
For the 2014 Save A Limb Ride, we have chosen two honorary patients. Three year old Emma Haney is from Orlando, Florida. Her family was kind enough to share their story. Read more.