Workers are already boxing those limbs and getting ready for a trip in a couple of months to send all of these prosthetics and additional parts to Haiti to help the people there. They're also going to send a prosthetist, a person who helps fit limbs to the patients and teaches them how to use them. That trip is expected to take at least a week.
The group is also going to be sending additional supplies and materials so that prosthetics can be created there in Haiti. Those can be custom-fit for people who need them. This is something volunteers say is so needed in what are crude medical conditions.
"The thing that makes this situation unique is that Haiti, being a third world country, it's very, very difficult to survive in Haiti, especially as an amputee," explained Joe Sansone with Limbs of Love. "So these amputees need so much more help in Haiti than they would here. Because of the situation in Haiti we really want to be able to offer those patients a second lease on life."
Limbs of Love is already preparing for the trip, but the issue is when they'll be able to arrive and do the most good for the greatest number of people. Right now so many of the injuries are too fresh to be properly fitted for prosthetics, and the potential for infection remains too high. The group wants to help the most people they can, so that might mean delaying their trip until spring.