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.
Haiti Trips Postponed due to COVID-19
Due to U.S. State Department and CDC travel advisories and DOD travel restrictions on personnel, OLUOL trips to Haiti have been postponed. We do not presently have trip dates set for our next trip. Will are continuing to work with our in-country partners to enable prosthetic services. Please contact us for further information and/or if you need support!
Additionally, please contact us if you are interested in being a team member; prosthetists, occupational or physical therapists, and prosthetic techs are especially vital!
Finally, prayer is our most effective support and we thank you for continued prayers for both our patients and our foundation! God bless!
November 2018 Trip Highlights!
The team got back from Haiti earlier this month and had a productive trip to Fond des Blancs, Haiti! Here are some highlights:
- 9 new limbs (6 above the knee, 2 below the knee, 1 arm)
- 5 major limb repairs
- 1 new running leg and running training
- 3 patients referred to Pierre Guy at Tous Asam
- Daily physiotherapy and gait training for all amputees
- 15 physiotherapy sessions for hospital staff other than amputees
As always, glory to God and thank you for your continued support and prayers! Please click here to help OLUOL through your time, skills, gifts, or prayers!
May 2018 Trip to St. Boniface
On Leg Up On Life just got back from an awesome trip to Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti where we partnered with St. Boniface Hospital! Visit St. Boniface's website here to read a little bit about our new partnership!
David Wise's PyeongChang Podium Challenge
"Every time I am on the podium, I will personally be donating 10% of my contest winnings, along with 10% of my sponsorship payouts to One Leg Up On Life. And I challenge you to give generously with me! So that when I stand, kids around the world can stand on new prosthetics." - David Wise, Olympic Gold Medalist, Four-Time X Games Gold Medalist (and Christy's brother!)
June 2017 Haiti Trip
In June 2017, OLUOL made our third trip to hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince! Visit our Recipients page to read a quick summary! To volunteer for future trips, or support the Foundation, please click here!
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