Fund-raiser for amputee support is set for Wednesday

WEST CHESTER In recognition of April as national Limb Loss Awareness Month, a company in West Chester that fits people for prosthetics is hosting a fund-raiser for wounded veterans on Wednesday.

The "Limb-itless Possibilities" event, hosted by Kinetic Prosthetics, will include information and demonstrations for amputees and their families. Money raised through donations and a silent auction will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Auction prizes include paintings, sports memorabilia and gift certificates to local businesses.

Local amputee support group members and physical therapists will be available to answer questions at the event, which its organizers hope will raise awareness and become an annual fund-raiser.

"A lot of people out there are affected with limb loss, especially with diabetes," said Mark Nielsen, who cofounded Kinetic Prosthetics with Joshua Erickson last July. "You don't hear much about it."

Wednesday's event is at 720 East Market St., Suite 102 in West Chester from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

- Michaelle Bond