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PH Army amputees get free prosthetic arms, hands from NGOs

Philippine News AgencyJuly 15, 2022

AIDING AMPUTEES. A donor fits a prosthetic hand to an amputee soldier at the Civil-Military Operations Regiment headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on July 13, 2022. The GMA Kapuso Foundation and LN4 Hand Foundation, an international donor of prosthetic hands, turned over the prostheses to more than 50 recipients consisting of amputee soldiers, Cafgu Active Auxiliary, military dependents, and civilians. (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Army)

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) on Friday announced that about 50 amputees have benefitted from the free prosthetic hands and arms provided by two non-government organizations (NGOs).

"Amputee soldiers who risked their lives fighting in the front lines received new hand and arm prostheses in a turnover ceremony at the Civil-Military Operations Regiment (CMOR) headquarters, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila on July 13, 2022," Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said in a statement.

Trinidad noted that the GMA Kapuso Foundation and LN4 Hand Foundation, an international donor of prosthetic hands, turned over the prostheses to more than 50 recipients consisting of amputee soldiers, Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) Active Auxiliary, military dependents, and civilians.

"Army General Hospital medical personnel also attended the turnover ceremony to facilitate prostheses fitting and maintenance," he said.

Meanwhile, CMOR commander, Brig. Gen. Arvin R. Lagamon, thanked the donors on behalf of the beneficiaries.

Lagamon likewise called for a sustained and meaningful partnership between the Army and NGOs.

PA Chief, Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner Jr., said the donation would boost the morale of amputee troops who once risked life and limb fighting on the front lines. (PNA)

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