Saturday, October 23, 2021

KDF launches prosthetic hands program for amputees

NON-GOVERNMENT organization Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is not only giving free prosthetic legs to amputees, it has also started a program that gives away free prosthetic hands to beneficiaries.

KDF trustee Sylvia Ordonez said the prosthetic hands are provided for free from the US and Canada by the LN-4 Prosthetics Hand Foundation, courtesy of the St. Scholastica’s College 70 Jubilarians.

The program made its debut over the weekend as an employee of Jollibee Floridablanca was the first recipient of artificial hands from the KDF and its partners.

“This was made possible through our classmate who Lives in Los Angeles, Ms. Melitte Palma. Please refer patients by contacting your Rotary clubs and the KDF,” Ordonez added.

Ordonez said the KDF has continuously been doing its programs in Pampanga through its Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) facility.

KDF is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region, yearning to do their share in its social and economic development. It boasts of a continuing prosthesis program that gives artificial legs, wheelchairs and medical-surgical missions to Pampanga amputees.

Ordonez said that interested individuals may also visit any of the KDF facilities. The KDF operates two medical centers: the KDF-JADMC (located in Bacolor, Pampanga) and the KDF-MVPMC (located in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga). Through these two medical centers, the KDF makes medical services for the disabled more accessible.

The foundation has recently expanded its programs to include free cataract, cleft palate and harelip surgeries to indigents.


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