A Victoria-based charity is seeking public support to expand its prosthetic limb operation into war-torn Ukraine.
The Victoria Hand Project designs and deploys low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic arms in eight developing countries and in underserved communities in Canada and the United States.
Lately, CEO Michael Peirone said people have messaged the organization with demand from Ukraine, which has been under siege by Russian troops since February.
“They’re working in the Ukraine or living in the Ukraine and looking for ways to provide prosthetic devices to people who, unfortunately, lost their limb in the war,” Peirone explained.
“We’ve also had some people from the local community contacting us, putting us in touch with certain people who can really help us get started in the region.”