Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2011
As a Culver City art gallery owner and marketing and advertising executive, Lisa Schultz wondered whether there was anything she could do about the plight of disabled men, women and children in Sierra Leone.
Many had lost limbs during unspeakable atrocities during that African country’s devastating civil war, and others suffered injuries or were born with birth defects. But all felt the stigma of being immobile in a country where the disabled are often kept behind closed doors.
“Crutches,” she remembers thinking. “What if we found a way to get them crutches?”