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In 1962 Henry (then 22 years old) was in a car accident.  He crushed his ankle and had to have surgery.  A year after the ankle surgery the doctors determined the ankle should be amputated.  Henry was reluctant to have the surgery as he didn’t want to lose his ankle with an artificial one, but he finally agreed to have the surgery. Unfortunately, the artificial ankle got infected and had to be removed.  The infection spread to the lower leg which also had to be amputated at the knee.  After several years of the same prosthetic, the pain was increasingly getting worse.  Henry’s prosthetic no longer fit correctly and a new one was needed. The total cost of the new prosthetic was $9,560.  Although Henry had insurance, his out‐of‐pocket expense totaled $2,051.  On a limited income of Social Security, he did not have the co‐pay amount needed for his prosthetic. Henry’s caseworker advised him to call Mission for Area People for financial assistance through our Medical support fund.  When he was told MAP would pay the co‐pay he said, “I can’t believe it!  I’ve called all over and you are the only organization who can help me”.   Helping Henry is just one of the many ways your support makes a difference at Mission for Area People.