Founded in 2015 by Air Force Captain Christy Wise following an accident which resulted in the above-knee amputation of her right leg, the One Leg Up On Life Foundation's purpose is to glorify God and help children live life to the fullest by providing prostheses to those who cannot afford desperately needed limbs.
Partnering with Haiti Reh-Care
Due to the unrest and security situation currently in Haiti, OLUOL is unable to send teams to the country.
However, OLUOL has been working with local Haitian Prosthetist, Edelyn Estemphill, to continue assisting amputees in receiving care and support. Edelyn owns her own prosthetic lab, Haiti Reh-Care, located just outside of Port-au-Prince, and has continued to keep the doors open for most of the past year, despite the security situation.
In 2023, OLUOL is providing financial resources to Haiti Reh-Care to assist in amputee care!
Although unable to travel ourselves, OLUOL remains committed to support prosthetic care for patients in Haiti and appreciate continued financial support. We will continue helping Edelyne's Haiti Reh-Care clinic and the great work she is doing for Haitian amputees until the security situation is safer for travel!
In Memory of Carson Bird, Capt, USAF
My dear friend Carson Bird passed away following an amputation and continued battle with cancer. Carson and his wife Brit had plans to join on us on a trip to Haiti. My heart is breaking at the news. A few weeks before, Carson talked to me about his amazing "legacy" being with our organization. I could not have been more honored (although still heartbroken). So, OLUOL will be doing a special "Carson Bird Leg" for one of our upcoming trips. Of course it will be a running leg as I would want nothing less for an athlete like Carson. If you would like to show your support for Carson's wife and family, please note with your donation it's for the Carson Bird leg. Of course I still wish it was Carson going with me to Haiti but this will have to suffice on this side of heaven.
"Don't for one second long for what you were, but recklessly pursue what you can become."
- Matt Melancon