The funds from the unLIMBited Foundation are used in a variety of ways to further our commitment to "Saving Limbs, Changing Children's Lives".
Ease the financial burden on patients with temporary housing (Financial Aid) and support research and educational programming (Medical Innovation Fund).
Every dollar raised by our financial aid program, goes directly to providing temporary housing to families with children undergoing treatment at Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute
Our Financial Aid program supports our mission of making limb saving care accessible to children through financial assistance of nonmedical expenses, specifically housing. Families face huge financial burdens in trying to save their children’s limbs from unnecessary amputations and lifelong disabilities. The cost of everyday living expenses can be devastating for many families that have taken a leave of absence from their employment in order to be close to the treatment hospital. The average length of stay is 3 to 6 months, but in some cases they may be required to relocate for up to a year. Housing costs can range from $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 per month on top of the expenses they continue to have at home. In these times of financial uncertainty, the Financial Aid program is vital to the families we serve and the future of these children.
All children affected by limb deficiencies and other complex orthopedic conditions deserve access to the most technologically advanced treatment available. The unLIMBited Foundation is committed to the education and mentorship of orthopedic surgeons worldwide in the application of advanced techniques in limb salvage and reconstruction.
We promote the dissemination of cutting edge techniques for the treatment of rare and challenging congenital, developmental and post-traumatic orthopedic abnormalities. To that end, the unLIMBited Foundation sponsors a variety of educational opportunities designed surgeons, fellows, residents and medical students, in the United States and abroad, who wish to augment their knowledge of and treatment skills in limb lengthening and deformity correction.
The children and families we serve depend upon us in so many ways. Your charitable contributions make a world of difference, one step at a time.
When our daughter Apollonia was born with a leg that looked like a hockey stick our family lives were turned upside down. We proceeded to get diagnosis in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto ~ all stated that amputation would be the best option.
Our three-year old son, Jabari, was born with Congenital Short Right Femur. We were told by a local surgeon that amputation of his right leg and wearing a prosthetic was his only option."
My son, Warren, was 11 when he was diagnosed with Perthes. Warren was walking like he was limping and after we would go for a ride in the car I would notice he couldn't move very well. He was still playing soccer but he just couldn't move as well as he used to.
We heard that Dr. Paley was the best surgeon for our son's needs but didn't realize that he and his entire staff would become a part of our family. Over the past 4 years we have met many patients that feel the same way.
The unLIMBited Foundation is unique in that it is one of, if not the only, charitable endeavor advocating and providing financial assistance for temporary housing during limb saving and life changing treatments.
unLIMBited Foundation previously “The Paley Foundation”