SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Missionary work in Zacapa, Guatemala
In 2002, Jake and his oldest daughter traveled to Zacapa, Guatemala with a HIM Orthopedic team of approximately 60 individuals to provide free healthcare to a community that had no access to healthcare services. Jake provided over 40 prosthetic limbs to people in need fabricating the limbs in his Wisconsin office before traveling to Zacapa to personally fit the patients. Components were either donated by his patients or purchased by Jake. HIM eventually built a rehabilitation facility in Zacapa and ROMP supplied a practitioner to live year round in Zacapa offering custom orthotic and prosthetic services.
Supply Donations Welcome
We are in need of hospital supplies, prosthetic components, orthotic components, clothing and footwear for individuals in need. Donations from corporations, hospitals and individuals are greatly appreciated and 100% of all collections are given to ROMP and/or HIM.
Hearts In Motion (HIM)
In 2000, Heart In Motion (HIM) first approached Jake to see if he would help an amputee that a church had raised funds to bring to America. Jake provided the prosthesis at no cost to the patient or Hearts in Motion. The following year, Jake helped another patient who was brought to the Milwaukee area.
Range of Motion Project (ROMP)
Range of Motion Project (ROMP) consists of United States Orthotists and Prosthetists affiliated with professional organizations. They give time and talent providing free O&P healthcare in several third world countries. Our prosthetist, Jake Wood, worked with ROMP in Zacapa Guatemala.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Classic
Salvation Army- Feed the Kids
Jake, his staff, and other volunteers participate in Feed The Kids summer meal program designed to meet the needs of hungry children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods by providing them a nutritious meal during the summer months. The Salvation Army vans bring lunches to neighborhoods, parks and street corners serving more than 2500 lunches a day, Monday - Friday, for 10 weeks each summer.