A visit to BRAC’s Limb and Brace Centre

April 1, 2009
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Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the BRAC Limb & Brace Centre, one of BRAC’s social enterprises. The Limb & Brace Centre makes and fits artificial limbs and braces and also provides physical therapy and rehabilitation. Services are provided on a tiered payment plan – so patients pay only what they can afford for the treatment they need, and the Centre still makes a profit, which is invested back into BRAC’s programs.

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the BRAC Limb & Brace Centre, one of BRAC’s social enterprises. The Limb & Brace Centre makes and fits artificial limbs and braces and also provides physical therapy and rehabilitation. Services are provided on a tiered payment plan – so patients pay only what they can afford for the treatment they need, and the Centre still makes a profit, which is invested back into BRAC’s programs.

While I was visiting, I met Nilanjeena Roy, who was a Program Officer for BRAC’s Health Program until she suffered an accident that resulted in the loss of her leg. Nilanjeena came to the Brace & Limb Centre for a prosthetic leg, and subsequently stayed on to become a Technician, helping others learn to walk again with their prosthetic legs.

You can support BRAC’s Limb and Brace Centre directly through a project between BRAC USA and the Jolkona Foundation. Here you can give a back brace or artificial leg to someone who cannot afford to pay for one.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Jolkona Foundation
Jolkona Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a vision to create awareness about various issues affecting our world and to mobilize the community to take action, particularly the youth aged 15-35 years old. Jolkona Foundation’s goal is to infuse philanthropy into the human DNA by using technology to make the giving process easy, engaging, and fulfilling, regardless of income. Donors can easily choose from a variety of innovative projects on the web that are committed to showing a one-to-one proof of impact for each donation.

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Paul the Physical Therapy Spokane Guy

I’m impressed by what you guys are doing. Since I’m involved in the physical therapy treatment filed, Its hard not be emotional.