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Review for The Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc., Waterloo, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am 50 years old, and have been a right above knee amputee for almost 4 years, due to a terrible infection. It was avdifficult adjustment, but the O & P Assistance Fund, with their "First Volley" (tennis) and First Swim, and "First Ride" (horseback riding which I most recently did) -, are wonderful events and made a huge difference to me in my recovery and adjustment to being an amputee. Being around others in similar circumstances in a supportive, reassuring environment made me feel comfortable and more "O.K" with my situation. As I watched others with worse disabilities be successful, it gave me the courage to also be "OK" with my own circumstances. I have met wonderful people who have made a difference in my life and most of the time I feel like a "whole" person. I may have my differences but I am still me! The O & P Fund has been a big part of my healing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them reach even more clients - it is a great program!

Role:  Client Served & I have participated in several first Volleys, first swims and a first ride, as an amputee. .