In-Hospital Patient Visits
The Foundation operates a patient visit program with Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. Trained Limb Preservation Foundation volunteers provide a peer visit to patients who are experiencing limb trauma or loss. Typically, the volunteer has personally experienced a limb-threatening condition or is close to someone who has, so a common bond can form. The volunteer provides a gift bag filled with hospital essentials to make the stay more pleasant. The volunteer shares information on how the Limb Preservation Foundation can be of assistance after their hospital stay. The volunteer can play an important role by simply sharing a personal story and giving the patient a vision of a hopeful future.