1.7 million people are living with amputations in the United States. That’s approximately one out of every 200 people. Global estimates are likely between 12-20 million persons worldwide with amputations. More than 20 million persons in the United States need orthotic management for physical disability or injury. Globally, the need for orthotic management may be hundreds of millions. There is a tremendous need for trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who have lost a limb.
Carlos announced the good news by recognizing that working at Home Orthopedics during his Robinson Senior Internship Program. This key element of the strongest English language, college-prep curriculum in Puerto Rico, set him on this professional course, “Sometimes a mandatory internship by your high school turns out to be an eye-opener into a career like no other…¡Gracias a todos!” ¡Gracias a ti, Carlos! Thank you for putting your Robinson education to work for you and the benefit of those in need!
Congratulations, Carlos! Keep having fun!
From left to right: Virginia Anglada ‘14, Carlo Centeno ‘13, Sharon Zavala ’13 and Melissa González ‘13