Prosthetic Limb Ministry


The prosthetic limb program of Standing With Hope draws from the journey of founder, Gracie Rosenberger, who lost both of her own legs.  Gracie experienced a horrific car accident 32 years ago as a freshman at Nashville’s Belmont University.  Seventy-eight operations later (including the amputation of both legs), Gracie’s passion to help her fellow amputees through ministry and mobility—continues to be the driving cause behind our work.

Recruiting prosthetists from around the country, Standing With Hope teaches and equips local workers within Ghana’s Ministry of Health to build and maintain prosthetic limbs for their own people (as well as from neighboring countries).  For roughly the price of television, lives are changed—one leg at a time.  If the patient cannot afford the co-pay for the limb charged by the clinic, then Standing With Hope will sponsor that limb.   In a unique partnership with Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America, inmates at a Nashville prison volunteer to disassemble used prosthetic limbs we collect from around the country to reuse the feet, pylons, knees, connectors, and adapters.

Today is a great day to help someone walk!  Sponsor a limb, sponsor supplies …there are so many ways that YOU can give the gift that keeps on walking!

A Fifty Year Journey Like No Other

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Dorcas is Standing With Hope and Walking For Life

From the moment we met Dorcas, she captured our hearts. A wide-eyed, seven-year-old, Dorcas hardly spoke a word, while staring intently at a group of strangers gathered around her. An unfortunate incident with a scorpion caused her right foot to become infected. The...
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Why Do Faith Healers Wear Glasses?

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Robert Morgan: Pastor, Author, and Caregiver

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Because He Lives

Joni Tada and Gracie Rosenberger join voices to sing the classic hymn by Bill and Gloria Gaither. The Gaither's timeless song now appears as a staple in virtually every hymnal.   While beloved by millions, two special women bring a depth to this classic Gaither...
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Inmates Volunteer To Recycle Prosthetic Limbs

Since 2011, numerous inmates at a local correctional facility have volunteered to help us with our prosthetic limb recycling program. I recently took a few hours to meet with some of the newer men working there, and listened to their journeys.  Once qualifying for...
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Caregivers and Isolation

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You Can’t Play a Piano With Clenched Fists

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