OPGA/POINT announced 34 members as recipients of the 2013 Freedom Award for their compassionate service and dedication to veterans and active-duty soldiers.
The Freedom Award recognizes those who have provided orthotic and prosthetic fitting or rehabilitation for soldiers wounded in action. The recipients include Georgia Prosthetics Inc.; Beacon Prosthetics and Orthotics; Prevail Prosthetics & Orthotics; Adaptec Prosthetics LLC; American Limb & Orthopedic Co. of Valparaiso; Foot Solutions of Fort Worth Inc; Strobel & Associates Prosthetics Inc.; Leimkuehler Inc.; Active Life Inc. Orthotics, Prosthetics & Compression; Fidelity Orthopedic Inc.; Foot Solutions of Little Rock, Ark.; Choice Orthotics & Prosthetics; Allen Orthotics & Prosthetics; Stubbs Prosthetics & Orthotics; Center for Prosthetics Orthotics Inc.; Hamilton Prosthetics and Orthotics; Valley Institute Prosthetics & Orthotics; American Orthopedics Inc.; Valley Institute Prosthetics & Orthotics; Foot Solutions of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Orthocare Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc.; Redstick Orthopedics & Prosthetics; Center for Prosthetics & Orthotic Design; Orthotic Prosthetic Specialists; JP&O Prosthetic and Orthotic Lab; Henson Orthotic & Prosthetics Ent.; Optimus Prosthetics; Preferred Orthotics & Prosthetic Services; Norpro Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc.; Foot Solutions of Creve Coeur, Mo.; Actra Rehabilitation; Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics; Limb Lab; and Rimrock Prosthetics Inc.
“Every day more and more of our brave men and women in the armed forces suffer amputations resulting from wounds and injuries received in combat,” Dennis Clark, president of OPGA/POINT, stated in a press release. “Thanks to the contribution of these independent providers, these amputees are able to return to active lives, and in some cases, active duty. OPGA/POINT is proud to recognize our members for their service and commitment to America’s veterans.”