Sierra Leone 2016

Ismial was our first arm patient to receive a Bump arm in Sierra Leone, back in 2013. In 2016, we had the opportunity to fit him with a second Bump arm. We also measured and casted his limbs for more durable custom arms. As we always do, at the end of our interaction, we praid with Ishmial. Sierra Leone 2016
Ismial was our first arm patient to receive a Bump arm in Sierra Leone, back in 2013. In 2016, we had the opportunity to fit him with a second Bump arm. We also measured and casted his limbs for more durable custom arms. As we always do, at the end of our interaction, we prayed with Ishmial. Sierra Leone 2016

After our two successful trips to Sierra Leone in 2013 and 2014, we planned to return again in 2015.  Unfortunately, the Ebola outbreak prevented our trip from occurring.

Our prosthetic team. Sierra Leone 2016
Our prosthetic team. Sierra Leone 2016

We returned to Sierra Leone in April of 2016 with a missionary group from Indian Creek Christian Church.   Our Prosthetic Team included 2 prosthetists, 1 prosthetic technician, 1 physical therapist, and 1 occupational therapist.  The team worked hard and provided care to as many amputees as they could.  Over the course of 5 busy days, 26 new prostheses were fitted and follow-up care was provided to 15 of our previous patients.  In addition, we measured 40 people for new prostheses.

Please visit the Photo Gallery for more pictures from our trip!