Sunday, September 26, 2004

*Utahns taking flight for Limbs of Hope (9/26/04)

Utahns taking flight for Limbs of Hope
By Doug Smeath Deseret Morning News
694 Words
26 September 2004
Deseret Morning News
(c) 2004 Deseret News Publishing Co.
After the outpouring of support from friends and strangers that followed Hope Bevilhymer's foot amputation in June 2002, the West Jordan woman decided "it was my turn to give back." Television coverage of the plight of people living in refugee camps worldwide grabbed her attention, and she decided that was where her help was needed. So she began doing research and discovered there was a personal connection she could bring to her voluntarism. Turns out, war and disease in many of the world's toughest regions have left in their wake huge numbers of amputees. This morning, Bevilhymer and two other members of the Utah group Limbs of Hope will board a plane to Cambodia, where they will spend two weeks delivering used prosthetic limbs to victims of war crimes and land mines left over from the Vietnam War. They will also spend a weekend teaching orphans to play soccer and baseball.

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