Last week our Field Director, Jonathan, emailed me to say that he had fit Joel (pictured) with 2 OpenSocket prosthetic arms. In his email Jonathan said that Joel's family was "excited to the point of tears" when they saw him with his new prosthetic arms.
I was also very excited to see this email. I had actually met Joel in January traveling with Jonathan, Ehsan, and Dylan as part of our January Launch
. At that time, Joel still had very fresh wounds from his electrical accident, so it was too early to fit him with a prosthesis. It makes me incredibly happy to see us deliver on the promise we made when we first met Joel, and provide him with two OpenSockets.
I am also incredibly excited to see the number of people impacted by the OpenSocket and Bump continue to grow. Joel was the 56th person to be fit with an OpenSocket (our 57th patient was fit later last week)! Each of these individuals is a testament to the potential that we see in our technology and our organization. I truly cannot wait to watch us grow in our reach as we continue to positively impact people and families all over the world.
We are at a critical stage as we work to scale our manufacturing, outreach, and follow-up capabilities. By growing, we will continue to make prosthetic care available to people who do not have another way to obtain such devices.
Thank you for your continued support,
President of Bump