ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 30, 2013 – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is leading a coalition to provide access to care for uninsured/underinsured amputee victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing to assure that all victims “will walk and run again”.
Leaders of manufacturer and patient care facility members of AOPA and coalition partners have pledged to connect these amputees and those with related mobility impairment with the needed specialized care for those who may not have any health insurance or the means to assure access to the needed care and artificial limbs, customized bracing and mobility assistive devices. The prosthetic and orthotic care and componentry will be provided at no cost to those patients.
The coalition of AOPA members and those affiliated with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics and the Amputee Coalition have mobilized their national membership networks to provide care access and support. The announcement with details on how the needed access to care and support will be provided is attached