EP Legacy

To fulfill the Great Commission for all with the love of Christ by Reaching, Empowering and Discipling (RED) those with whom we are in contact.

Christmas Tree with No Limbs

What’s worse than a Christmas Tree with no limbs?

PEOPLE with no limbs

EP Legacy ChristmasWould you consider changing a life today? Your tax-deductible donation will provide an artificial limb to those in need, as part of our worldwide “Restoring Mobility Project.”

Donations can be made online or by mailing a check payable to EP Legacy, Inc.

– $100 provides a below knee prosthesis
– $200 provides an above knee prosthesis

News

December 2018

As we near the end of 2018, a number of significant events have occurred in Eastern North Carolina and West Africa. North Carolina was impacted by Hurricane Florence in September and it will be months or even years for a full recovery for some communities. Our hearts and prayers continue to be with these communities. Many of our staff have participated in collection efforts through different organizations as well as their respective churches for communities affected by the flood.

Let me give you some of the highlights to our year, here at EP Legacy and what your contributions have helped with thus far. In December of last year we had an open house for the prosthetic fabrication and patient care facility containers. These were shipped from our facility in Kinston on January 6th of this year, bound for the Ivory Coast. Through your efforts, we were able to send state of the art equipment and facilities to the Ivory Coast that will forever change the lives of the recipients who are seen there.

In June of 2018, many had the opportunity to see the commissioning of the project that was inspired by Fidele Shep and his story. The containers that were outfitted for a prosthetics lab, and a patient care facility were put in place, and commissioned in June. We had the ability to fit 16 lower limb prostheses, and provide maintenance on 5 existing prosthetic limbs. Not only were we able to care for these people physically, we also witnessed to many. A young man named Gabriel gave his life to Christ through the process of physical restoration. Please visit the EP Legacy website and Facebook page for updates of this event.

Another partnership formed through a relationship with the first permanent prosthetics provider in the Dominican Republic, Centro De Protesis Y Terapia Fisica. They had received a request for a young person who needed a knee and foot to complete a prosthesis and in a partnership with EP Legacy, EastPoint Prosthetics, and Ossur Americas these needs were met.

As we work to continually prepare for the next trip to Cote d’Ivoire, and for assisting in areas in the future there remains a financial support need. Would you consider donating to EP Legacy and our efforts to provide mobility, a better life, and a spiritual impact to others? Those that we impact are without the resources available like we have in Eastern North Carolina. As always, your gift to EP Legacy, Inc. is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization.

Please continue to support us with prayer. Without the continued prayer support of people like you for wisdom and discernment, our efforts will not have the same impact. It has been said, in mission work there are senders and goers. Which one are you?

Merry Christmas and wishing you a prosperous New Year!

The Team at EP Legacy, Inc.

About EP Legacy

EP Legacy, Inc. (EPL) was established as a non-profit for the purpose of meeting the needs of amputees throughout the world. EPL was started in December of 2015 with the purpose in mind to help with reaching all amputees throughout the world either in partnership of directly through their mission work. The need for the non-profit was brought to fruition after medical missions were performed by a local provider of orthotic and prosthetic services with services being rendered in Central America including the countries of El Salvador and Guatemala. As of 2018 mission work has been performed in El Salvador, Guatemala, the Ivory Coast and continued partnership with Designed to Live in Latvia.

EPL provides orthotic and prosthetic care with a primary focus on artificial limbs to people who could not other-wise afford this care. Concentration of efforts initially began in Central America but continues to develop in the European and South American market.

EPL is concerned with the patient’s needs and places its focus on the population that would benefit from the services it provides and hopes to make the greatest impact through being able to make individuals independent. To do this helps them be able to provide for themselves and their families by going back to some sort of work, even if modified, that would allow them to utilize their abilities.  

A valuable part, due to lack of resources through manpower, is that EPL partners with groups around the world to continue to support other non-profit organizations that cast the net further to reach more lives and touch them in a way more expediently. 

Purpose

Establish prosthetic and orthotic care for all people of the world by delivering cost-effective solutions to their mobility needs.

Vision

The vision of the organization is to serve the needs of the general public by undertaking activities to (1) establish a pathway for making artificial limbs and orthotic devices (2) establish the structure in the country that the mission is promoted through local means as much as possible (3) to teach local people the concepts and techniques used to produce these items (4) to develop pathways for the ordering of materials or the use of current items within the region to obtain successful outcomes for the patients in the geographical area of location (5) to continue with support in the welcoming countries as long as possible with trips scheduled as needed at least on a yearly basis to provide support and teaching for the local people and to help with any fit issues that may be necessary for trained professionals to promote the proper fitting of these individuals (6) establish a pathway for educational opportunities to promote the facilitation of trained individuals to become treating practitioners in the countries in which they reside or establish relations with other non-profit entities that share the same common purpose for the fulfillment of this mission. 

EP Legacy, Inc. purposes to create orthoses and prostheses for needy people around the world. This may be at home or abroad. We would like to see, fulfilled in our company, people benefit from prosthetic and orthotic management. We would like to teach the people to be able to provide these services for themselves and the members of their community around the world. We accept donations: monetary and also medical items (prosthetic, orthotic or DME items). These items may be new or used. 

Donations

EPL obtains funding through outside donations. Donations for artificial limbs may be made monetary or through the donation of used parts that may be cleaned and re-used in other countries that allow for the re-use of used products. Ex. United States is governed by the FDA and is not allowed to “re-use” products on patients. Other countries that are allowed to utilize these type components will be able to benefit from the donations of these items where applicable. The idea is to promote the use of new or nearly new-like products on patients. The thought here is that all people, regardless of class, social status or income deserve to have a new prosthesis that they can depend on and will be new when received. Any new component that is donated is routed to the use in the fabrication of a prosthesis that is specifically designed for the individual being treated. 

EPL provides donors with a tax deductible form that they can take to their CPA to have a donation amount determined for the items that they donate when they are filing taxes. 

Connections have been made and prostheses have currently been made for people in the following countries:

  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Mongolia
  • Haiti
  • Africa
  • Latvia
  • Palestine
  • Bolivia
  • Dominican Republic

Statistics: Every 30 seconds a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world.