I finally found them! Places where you can donate gently used AFOs, splints, orthoses etc. What a great way to help out those who can’t afford these medical aids. From what I understand these agencies collect many orthoses, and then choose the best fit for each child.
AFOs, SMOs, AFO-fitting shoes & socks, Splints, Prosthesis – all types, Leg Braces – all types, Air Casts, Wheelchairs, Canes, Crutches, Walkers, plus other medical equipment (new and used):
CBM Canada Int’l
3844 Stouffville Road
AFOs, SMOs, crutches, upper extremity splits:
AFOs/splints specifically for Club Foot:
Wheels for the World http://www.joniandfriends.org/wheels-for-the-world/
Difficult experiences in life often challenge us to reflect on and examine our lives more deeply than we otherwise would. Yes, there is grief, and anger, and regret, and frustration. But there is also courage, and hope, and compassion, and purpose. If you are struggling with purpose, and an emptiness inside, then it might be possible that God is challenging you right now, through this struggle, about your life’s calling. Perhaps all the struggles I have faced simply had their purpose in leading YOU here – to my story. Perhaps God allowed all these things to happen in my life so that YOU might be offered this chance to know Him. If so, one heart won, and one soul saved for eternity is worth all the sacrifice, pain, and challenge. YOU are worth it.
I strongly believe that in this life, nothing happens by accident or coincidence – things aren’t determined by fate or luck (good or bad). I believe there is an overarching story – a beautiful picture of love, loss, and redemption – and that there is Someone who cares and is in control. You are already a part of this story, whether you know or believe it or not. While the end of the story has already been written, your own part lays open before you for you to choose your ultimate destiny. Perhaps our coinciding struggles have been finely orchestrated to lead you to this one moment: The Bridge to God.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father of compassion, the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow into our lives, so also should the comfort of Christ overflow.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)