When Wilfred Messine was fitted with his prosthetic limb in April, he immediately began running and kicking a soccer ball which inspired other amputee patients. Today Wilfred is Project Medishare’s prosthetic technician in training, and he continues to inspire others like him everyday.
As 2010 comes to a close, Wilfred and Project Medishare continue providing inspiration and care to the thousands of amputee patients affected by the earthquake. And now, there are less than 48 hours left to make a year-end tax-deductible gift.
If you haven’t already, please click here to make your year-end contribution online today.
Wilfred provided an inspiration of hope for those amputee patients to be fitted at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) with their new limb. His message: if you can do this without a leg, imagine what your possibilities are with a prosthetic leg!
Part of Wilfred’s job today is not only to help with the patient’s fitting and physical therapy, but also helps these patients understand what the prosthetic limb means for them.
Wilfred said he loves his work at HBMPM because he is helping Project Medishare change people’s lives.
“What Project Medishare is doing here is helping people start their life again,” Wilfred said. “I talk to the amputee patients and let them know that one day, they can be like me. I tell them that I can walk, I can drive and I have learned to run….there are so many things I can do with my new leg…and that they will be able to do these things one day. I let them know they can have a new life. That if you are an amputee it doesn’t mean your life is over.”
Time is running out to make your tax-deductible contribution to Project Medishare for 2010. If you have already given, we thank you for your continued support of our programs, like the Amputee Rehabilitation Program, that provide hope to so many in Haiti.