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Lakes Area Amputee Support Group.
Ropp Clinic is hosting this Amputee Support Group in our newly expanded facility to help all the amputees in the area.
We meet on the Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at 2075 E. West Maple Rd, Suite B-207, 2075 E West Maple Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48390.
Or you can attend using Zoom on most of your devices.
Here’s the link to register and once registered you’ll be sent meeting reminders.
This support group will provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals living with limb loss as well as their family members.
These monthly meetings are a wonderful opportunity to connect with others, to share your successes and how you have overcome challenges and setbacks which others may also have.
Participation in this new support group gives you the opportunity to express your feelings, learn helpful information and realize you are not alone.
Our meetings will usually have a presentation for 30-45 minutes from an expert involved in amputees’ lives. After the presentation, we open it up for everyone to share information, ask questions and discuss various subjects. Light refreshments are served.
Please contact Mike Grace at 248-669-9222 to RSVP for these support group meetings.
“Ropp Clinic humbly shares with you
how we helped 6-year old Christ Thiobino
from Burkina Faso West Africa get new legs.”
Christ was born with caudal regression syndrome, a rare birth defect in which the fetal development of the lower spine is abnormal, and became a bilateral amputee in 2018.
The Children’s Medical Missions West, CMMWest.com
, an Ohio-based nonprofit Christian organization connected Christ and Ropp Orthopedic Clinic together helping Christ get new prosthetic legs and feet.
Christ arrived in the United States in October 2020. After two weeks of quarantining with his host family in Ann Arbor, on November 16 he came to Ropp Orthopedic to meet with Jeff Ropp and Kelsey Holden.
The Ropp team cast his legs and created test sockets for the correct fitting and alignment of Christ’s prosthesis.
By mid-December, Christ was on walking with his new pair of legs.
Christ’s new prosthesis and
one of the pairs of new shoes he picked out.
Ropp clinic is proud to have partnered with six industry manufacturers who donated many of the mechanical parts needed for Christ’s prosthetics for a total donation of over $50,000.
Christ also was happy to meet with a fellow young amputee and Ropp long-time patient Stella Dibler-DeMare, 8, who donated a rolling walker to him.
For detailed media coverage of Christ getting his new prosthesis, please take a look at the links below:
We are proud to share with you, Christ is back in Burkina Faso West Africa with his family and is doing great with his new legs.
We look forward to helping him again in the future.