OPAF announced Danny Freund of Princeton, NJ has been named the 2010 Dale Yasukawa Memorial Scholarship winner. Freund was selected from a panel of applicants who are all currently enrolled in the Northwestern University Orthotics and Prosthetics Program. Freund will receive a check for $500 which may be used towards attending his local Academy chapter meeting and/or a national meeting. Funds may also be used to help offset schooling expenses.
|Danny Freund of Princeton, NJ has been named the 2010 Dale Yasukawa Memorial Scholarship winner.|
“Going back to school as an adult is not easy, but I am totally enjoying it and I feel that my path is a good one. There is so much to learn in such a short period of time, but I am confident that this training will allow me to make a difference for so many amputees who are in the same situation where I was so many years ago. Hopefully the patients that I will treat will go out into the world and inspire people for generations. OPAF is such a great organization and I’ll continue to spread the word about your events. Thank you again for your generosity. I am touched and honored,” Freund stated in a press release.
Freund, a transfemoral amputee, graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and has served as a patient model for Otto Bock HealthCare since 2006. He is also an Amputee Coalition of America certified peer visitor and has participated in numerous First Clinics.
“We are pleased to award this ongoing scholarship to Danny and know that he will work to continue the goals that Dale Yasukawa set forth for giving back to your community and a commitment to the O&P field. The OPAF board of directors believes in these goals and take them as part of our mission,” Robin Burton, OPAF executive director, stated in the release.