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Individuals who have lost limbs due to traumatic circumstances face physical and emotional obstacles that can leave them feeling overwhelmed.  Those who have a strong support system, and access to a caring network able to provide the needed resources, will do the best transitioning to their new life. Unfortunately, for most amputees, the steep price of a customized prosthetic device alone is too great a hurdle to overcome.

While most insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost for a basic prosthetic device, they will not help with specialty prostheses. These devices range in price from $15,000 to more than $100,000, making them far too expensive for anyone hoping to regain more of the life they once lived.

Heather learned early on that having her custom prostheses allowed her to return to doing the things that meant the most to her. Whether it was being able to paddle board again or wear high heels, these devices were key to Heather’s emotional and physical healing.

The Heather Abbott Foundation was created to help other amputees like Heather thrive in their recovery and return to the life they love.

Join us as Heather helps to “pay it forward.”