A Leg To Stand On
ALTSO is a New York based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free orthopedic care - including prosthetic limbs, mobility aids and corrective surgery - to children with untreated limb disabilities in the developing world. In doing so, ALTSO is able to offer children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities the physical capabilities necessary to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.
Since it's inaugural clinic in 2003 in Ahmedabad, India ALTSO has treated more than 16,000 world wide. This year, ALTSO is operating 10 programs in 9 developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. To learn more about ALTSO's impact visit www.altso.org/impact and to meet some of ALTSO's CoolKids visit www.altso.org/coolkidportraits.