In 2016, a community of patients, supporters, givers, volunteers, innovators, and advocates came together for the First Annual Giving For ROMP event. Together we choose to give the gift of Mobility to others by providing amputees with prosthetic limbs.
In 2017, we will try to recreate this event virtually and we will reconvene as a group in Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco in 2018.
In the meantime, please spend some time on this page to understand this year’s Annual Giving Campaign.
This year’s giving campaign will center around the idea of simplicity. We are looking to raise funds to support the organization, in real and tangible ways. We have a growing list of items and programs that need funding in order to support the incredible growth ROMP has seen in 2017 and will continue to experience in the coming year.
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH MOBILITY AWARD
Through this campaign, we are also honoring an individual and a company with the “Empowerment Through Mobility” Award. The ROMP philosophy states that personal, intellectual, socioeconomic, and physical mobility are pathways by which individual empowerment can take place. This award seeks to honor those individuals who use “mobility” to make our world a better place, both in the way that they enjoy and embrace their own mobility as an individual or a company culture and the ways in which they encourage mobility in others.
Melissa is a US Army Veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and US Paralympic Athlete. Melissa lost her leg in Baghdad and was the first female amputee as a result of the Iraq war. She has gone on to become a Paralympic medalist, prosthetist, co-Founder of Dare2Tri, mother, and more.
Jeff lost his leg when he was eight years old in a traumatic farming accident. He has gone on to become one of the most incredible and inspirational athletes, including three-time Paralympian medalist and two-time World Champion Gold Medalist in basketball. He has also competed in 25 ironman races and traveled to 42 countries to help inspire and empower individuals. This past summer he summited Mount Everest, and has also conquered, Mt. Aconcagua (22,842ft), and Mt Cayambe (20,124ft). His next challenge: the remaining seven Summits.
ROMP was lucky enough to work with Stept Productions and Dana Romanoff, who produced and directed a beautiful film about ROMP patient, Kathy Pico. This eight-minute film captures the essence of ROMP and the reason mobility is so critical.
THESE ARE THE STORIES OF SOME OF OUR PATIENTS FROM 2017. THESE ARE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT. STORIES OF MOBILITY. BY CONTRIBUTING TODAY, YOU HELP GIVE THE GIFT OF MOBILITY TO SOMEONE LIKE THEM.