A Program Benefiting Local Amputees

The Anapol Schwartz Foundation is a proud supporter of the health and well-being of those who have undergone amputations. The Foundation has provided funding for education programs, medical equipment, and other help for amputees and their families.

The Amputee Support Fund was established at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital with a $50,000 donation from the Anapol Schwartz Foundation and through the collaboration of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Guy Fried, Assistant Vice President of Development Mark Chilutti, and the amputee clinicians at Magee. The Amputee Support Fund has aided amputees in obtaining necessary items including wheelchairs, home modifications and driving lessons.

With support from the Anapol Schwartz Foundation, the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Amputee Group hosted a rooftop potluck barbecue in May 2014.

The Anapol Schwartz Foundation also helped a young nursing student attend an Amputee Coalition Conference in California after both her legs were amputated. At the conference, Saineh Barclay made friends with other amputees and developed a newfound confidence in herself. “I came out with the sense that I could do anything,” she said. “I saw amputees doing everything an able-bodied person can do, things I never thought I would be able to do again. I know now that I can do anything I put my mind to.”

Magee patient Saineh Barclay attended an Amputee Coalition Conference with the support of the Anapol Schwartz Foundation.

“In everything we do, we’re working to ensure that individuals and their families who have suffered harm are treated fairly and compassionately,” Joel Feldman said. “The Foundation is a natural extension of our dedication to championing victims’ rights.”