Blacksburg non-profit helping people in developing nations walk

Published: Apr. 9, 2018 at 6:15 PM EDT
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A Blacksburg-based non-profit is helping people in developing countries walk again.

Hope To Walk provides amputee patients with low cost prosthetic legs for people who can't afford them.

The regular cost of a below knee prosthetic is more than $4,000. This organization invented a leg that is about $100.

The team trains local providers in those countries how to manufacture them.

"Just seeing the face or the kids of those patients is just worth all the money in the world. We put ourselves in their position," said Michael Mabry, the chairman of Hope To Walk.

So far Hope To Walk has helped 270 people in places like Guatemala, Honduras, and Vietnam.

Donations and grants have helped spread this mission to more people.