Gets raving reviews, dubbed “Super Hero.”
Story and photos by Joycelyne Fadojutimi, email@example.com
Hudson Pep has earned the accolade of “Super Hero,” from LIMBS International. The students made several sacrifices including donating funds for their pizza party so amputees in third world countries can have limbs. Yes! LIMBS that most people inAmericatake for granted because they have them. However, Hudson Pep students understood that limbs can be a rare commodity. Moreover, having limbs does make a great difference in life.
LIMBS International is an organization that transforms the lives of amputees in developing countries by restoring their ability to walk and work. They design, create, and test new prosthetic devices in theirU.S.research labs as well as clinics throughout the developing countries at a very low cost. Through this provision, LIMBS International breaks the chain of dependency and abject poverty for amputees in developing countries.
But that is not all. LIMBS International visited school principals and provided classroom teachers with subject specific lesson plans that incorporate the impact of LIMBS International. They visited Longview ISD schools and shared their project with them.
According to Sue Wilson, principal of Hudson Pep, her students after listening to the LIMBS presentation, they applied the knowledge in Mathematics, Social Studies and Writing. Furthermore the students moved beyond analysis and synthesized the project –started thinking of how they can make a difference.
The character traits learned in Hudson Pep include altruism and this was an opportunity to put it into practice hence Ms. Alison Campbell 4th grade class single handedly raised $1,100 for LIMBS. Hudson Pep out raised every Longview ISD campus includingLongview high school. Hudson Pep raised a total of $4,000 earning them a SUPER HERO for LIMBS International.
LIMBS International formerly known as LEGS (LeTourneau Engineering Global Solutions) started in 2004 with Dr. Roger Gonzalez andLetourneauUniversitysenior biomedical engineering students who designed and constructed a low-cost knee. The project has grown into an international organization equipping and changing the lives of amputees all over the world.
Congratulations Principal Sue Wilson and Hudson Pep. Super Heroes.