Jay Tew of the Hanger Clinic inspect and make necessary adjustment to the prosthetic leg of 4 yrs. old Tijoelle. Due to their growth spurt, children needs to come in once a month minimum but definitely every 3 months and needs to be changed once a year.
Hanger Clinic in Deschapelles, 120km from Port Au Prince, had provided artificial limbs to more than 500 earthquake victims. The clinic also employs Haitians with few foreign specialists who volunteers two weeks at a time. On average, the clinic helps 40 patients per day with prosthetics, physical therapy, adjustment and repairs, and counseling for free. Their funding and support comes from Hanger Orthopedic Group, Hanger Ivan R Sabel Foundation, Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) and private donations. Many patients travel hundreds of miles to the clinic to get treatment. The clinic arranges transportations and offers lodging for patients needing to stay longer.