The American Red Cross - Hero 2011

The American Red Cross - Hero 2011

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory is proud to announce that one of its Prosthetist/Orthotists received The American Red Cross Hero Award for Medical in Sonoma County. Jon Batzdorff was honored at The 8th Annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Rohnert Park, CA for his work in Haiti.

Jon Batzdorff has a passion for helping those in Sonoma County, as well as those in developing and third world countries.  His business, as a prosthetist, provides physically disabled people with artificial limbs and orthopedic braces.  Batzdorff also has offered his services free of charge to people in struggling countries all over the world through ProsthetiKa, a non-profit organization that he founded.  When the Haiti earthquake struck, he put together a team that travelled to help those in desperate need of prosthetics, as well as to train others in Haiti to create and fit prosthetics, so they can continue to help those after his teams leave.  His dedication and foresight gives people an opportunity to find a job in a country stricken by disasters, poverty, and unemployment. (Source: The American Red Cross)

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory is proud to be a sponsor of Prosthetika, and supports the work that they do around the world.

If you would like to make a donation to Prosthetika, and support the work that they do around the word, please donate at www.prosthetika.org.