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Ottobock Stewardship Committee supports 35 nonprofit organizations in 2021

AUSTIN, Texas (January 4, 2022) – Ottobock’s Stewardship Committee delivered on the commitment to supporting nonprofit organizations who align with Ottobock’s mission through charitable donations. Every year, this committee of cross-functional employees works together and within the greater community to foster real change and movement in the amputee and limb difference community – and beyond.

“When I started my nonprofit in 2008, Ottobock was the first organization to provide sponsorship/funding. It is a privilege for me to now be a part of the team that provides support to the nonprofit organizations that align with Ottobock’s mission and values – many of which are small startups similar to where my organization began,” said Aaron Holm, Manager of Consumer Engagement at Ottobock. “We applaud the initiatives of the leaders, volunteers, and communities that surround the organizations the Stewardship Committee supports. On behalf of myself and the Ottobock Stewardship team, thank you for your efforts and contributions.”

From stroke recovery to diabetes research to pediatric prosthetics, and everything in between, Ottobock’s Stewardship Committee and their donations branched to many touchpoints of the community they serve.

“Because of Ottobock’s generous support, Jordan Thomas Foundation is now serving 77 kids living with limb loss around the country. 77 kids now have access to their childhoods that had been denied them,” said Jordan Thomas, Co-Founder of the Jordan Thomas Foundation. “We’re extremely grateful for this generosity that allows us to do the life-changing work we do at Jordan Thomas Foundation.”

In support of Ottobock’s mission to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement, the Stewardship Committee donated for the following 35 organizations across the U.S. and Canada:

  • Abled Amputees: Bridging the financial gap for outpatient physical and occupational therapy for amputees.
  • Accessible Prosthetics Initiative: Student-driven startup nonprofit helping amputees through community outreach andeducation.
  • ACPOC: Pediatric initiative awarding clinical education and research to raise the standard of prosthetic care for children.
  • Adaptively Abled: Support, educate, and inspire those living with limb loss and limb difference through educationalprograms and adaptive fitness/wellness efforts.
  • Amputee Blade Runners: Provides free running devices for amputees.
  • Amputee Coalition: Empowering people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support,and advocacy, and promote limb loss prevention.
  • Andy Roddick Foundation: Expanding opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed.
  • Angel City Foundation: Sports programming for kids, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities or visualimpairments.
  • Arizona Disabled Sports: Adaptive sports programming for kids and adults with physical disabilities.
  • Austin Speech Labs: Improving lives post-stroke.
  • Choosing to See: Build awareness and create connections between sighted and visually impaired communities.
  • Collège Montmorency (Quebec): Bursaries to Prosthetic and Orthotic program students.
  • The Eastern Amputee Golf Association: Organize and conduct amputee golfing events.
  • Enhancing Skills for Life: Educate, empower, and connect with those living with bilateral upper limb loss.
  • Hope Faith Ministries: Horizon O&P fundraiser for shoe and sock drive for local communities; HFM works to alleviatehomelessness and poverty in Kansas City by providing basic necessities and assistance and programs to help empowerindividuals.
  • Husome Strong: Helping the amputee community through peer support, advocacy, and financial assistance.
  • JDRF: Leading the fight against Type 1 diabetes by advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies andprovide a support network.
  • Jordan Thomas Foundation: Provides children with limb loss the prostheses they need throughout their growing yearswhile serving as a caring resource.
  • Learning Links: Creates a place where anyone can learn and enjoy the sport of golf, regardless of ability, skill, or age.
  • Limb Lab Foundation: Providing low to no cost, highly functional prosthetic and orthotic devices to help people in need.
  • Limbs For Life Foundation: Global nonprofit dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals whocould not otherwise afford it.
  • Mary Free Bed: Largest nonprofit rehabilitation system in the country to provide resources for short and long-term care.
  • Move for Jenn Foundation: Offer grants in the form of activewear prosthetics to those who have limb loss or otherdiseases.
  • National Abilities Center: Empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skillsthrough sports, recreation, and education.
  • OAPO Canada: Aims to improve the quality of life for people who may benefit from the rehabilitation practice ofprosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive technology.
  • OPAF: Provides adaptive recreation opportunities for those with physical and mobility challenges.
  • Range of Motion Project: Provides high quality prosthetic care in underserved populations to enhance mobility andunlock human potential.
  • REA Foundation: Supports the largest rehabilitation center for physical (motor, sensory and language) disabilities inQuebec.
  • Roger C. Peace Rehab Hospital: Specialize in medical treatment, rehabilitation and research, and providing inpatientand outpatient programs for patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, and other neurologicalconditions.
  • SFM Foundation: Scholarships to children of workers disabled or killed in work-related accidents.
  • Steps of Faith: Turning prosthetics into possibilities for uninsured amputees.
  • Team Catapult: Catapult physically challenged individuals over adversity and into the world of endurance sports.
  • Theresa Tracy Strive to Survive: Create awareness around pancreatic cancer and fund research for early detection,testing, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
  • Wellspan: Integrated health system that serves the communities of Central PA and northern MD.
  • Wiggle Your Toes: Helping the limb loss and difference community heal, recover, and flourish.

The Stewardship Committee is looking forward to opportunities to give back to the community in 2022 and beyond.