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O&P community reaches out to bombing victims

May 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The O&P community wants to ensure that survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings will walk again.The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on April 22 announced the formation of a coalition to provide, at no cost, initial prosthetic devices for uninsured/underinsured amputee victims of the April 15 tragedy.“We had received a number of calls from members who were concerned about this,” said Executive Director Tom Fise. “There are some 20 or so people...

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NEMED members 'right there to help' bombing victims

May 8, 2013HME News Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - In the wake of the bombings in Boston, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association (NEMED) called on its members to provide assistance to victims injured in the attacks. Its members answered that call. “By the second day, BMC (Boston Medical Center) was calling NEMED to ask us to help coordinate because they had received so many offers of help from our members,” said Karyn Estrella, NEMED executive director, in a bulletin from The VGM Group. Invacare Corporation...

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AOPA: Victims 'will walk and run again'

April 23, 2013HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - 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 bombings, according to a press release. Members and partners of AOPA have pledged to give these amputees and those with related mobility impairment the necessary access to artificial limbs, customized bracing and mobility assistive devices. They would like to ensure that all victims “will walk and run again,”...

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