My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Airlift Research Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
I am close to several friends who are currently serving in the military. Whenever they return from duty, they tell their stories about the horrors of combat and about fellow soldiers who were either killed or seriously injured. Upon their return home, those who survived must cope with their injuries. A lot of the time those injuries involve bones and limbs. Overcoming such disabilities is a crucial step in order to return to a “normal” lifestyle, whether that involves returning to service or simply learning how to walk again. The Airlift Research Foundation has helped fund the research I am performing on bone regeneration in order to treat those who suffered limb trauma. My research focuses on developing a non-invasive method of regenerating new bone. Such a method would not require surgery and would bypass the obstacle of finding suitable bone grafts. If successful, such a method would greatly facilitate the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers, decrease recovery time and complications, and increase the quality of life of trauma patients. I am excited by the thought that my work may one day help countless trauma victims get their lives back together, and I am very thankful that the Airlift organization is helping to make this dream possible.
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