Here at Open Bionics, our mission is to make bionic arms accessible across the world. While our Hero Arm is three times cheaper than any other multi-grip prosthesis, we know financing can take a toll. We work with incredible donors around the world to help with funds needed to get a bionic arm. Here are some of the ways individuals have successfully funded for a Hero Arm. To find out more about funding options available and eligibility, register your interest for the Hero Arm.
Richard Slusher was born with a congenital limb difference and decided it was time for a change. After being denied multiple times by health insurance, he set up a GoFundMe page and amassed over $2,000 in a matter of hours. In early 2021 Richard was fitted with a Hero Arm and since has spoken very candidly about the changes he wants to see in the US healthcare system to allow for easier access to prosthetic limbs.
Beverley wanted a change from her old prosthesis, so opted to start a crowdfunding campaign for a Hero Arm. With the support of a charitable trust, Beverley achieved her funding goal.
‘It’s amazing to think that this could be achieved during a pandemic, I can’t believe I will be getting my own Hero Arm!’
11-year old Alan caught an infection when he was a child which resulted in him needing to get both of his arms amputated. After trying multiple prostheses options, Alan thought they were heavy and got in the way. When Alan saw the Hero Arm, he knew it would be the right prosthesis for him. Alan applied for one of the Open Bionics Foundation grants and received 100% of his funding for a Hero Arm from the Tej Kholi Foundation.
Kim Smith had all four of her limbs amputated after contracting sepsis whilst on holiday in Spain with her husband. Her daughter helped her launch a crowdfunding campaign to get a Hero Arm to support her with daily activities.
Hundreds of people donated and Kim was able to raise funds needed to cover costs of getting a Hero Arm.
A house fire left Leom with life-changing injuries including an arm amputation. He worked with a number of charities who supported him throughout his rehabilitation process including Dan’s Fund for Burns Charity who funded for him to get a Hero Arm.