The pain and suffering associated with a lost limb can be devastating. It can completely change someone’s life. Nevertheless, we have to remember how fortunate we are to be in the U.S., where we have access to some of the best doctors in the world and artificial limbs.

Many underdeveloped counties like Haiti, for instance, do not have this type of access and after a horrific earthquake occurred, thousands of victims who lost a limb were forced to beg for money and food. It’s a terrible situation that should remind all of us that even in our darkest days, the situation could be much worse in another part of the world.