About Heidi Peterson

Heidi Peterson joined the MOi team in 2017. Driven by her passion for creating transformative social change, Heidi was first drawn to the nonprofit sector in 1996 during her travels in Ecuador where she encountered people living in extreme poverty, without access to basic human rights, healthcare and education. Exposure to these injustices led Heidi to a life and career dedicated to serving the marginalized and vulnerable, striving for the advancement of sustainable solutions to poverty and transformative global health innovations.

Sepp Heim: His Passion for the Global Prosthetic and Orthotic Field

Sepp Heim had a passion for the global prosthetic and orthotic field. He was involved in promoting and enhancing the profession until his last day, willingly giving advice and support for the ever-evolving profession that he helped build to achieve worldwide recognition. His vision to establish world-wide educational standards to enable self-sustainability in the developing [...]

Join Our Monthly Giving Program

Mobility Outreach International is committed to doing whatever it takes to help people walk – and we need your help to make this happen. Join us and become a monthly donor. When you give monthly, you are enrolled in our Step Up Partners program. This means that you are giving the gift of mobility to children and their families and are helping them achieve greater independence and the chance for a more normal life.

By | June 11th, 2019|Charity, Non-Profit|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Clubfoot

While people in America may not be familiar with clubfoot and the mobility challenges that it presents, the National Institute of Health reports that 1 in 1,000 children are born with this limiting disease. Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity that is officially known as talipes equinovarus (TEV) or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). Sufferers often have a reduced quality of life without proper treatment.

By | June 10th, 2019|Disability, Orthopedic Surgery|0 Comments

Steep Challenges Drive Innovation in Haiti

Along a dusty and steep hillside, where land is cheap, the power of the human spirit is visible. Telfort Cricétil suffered a severe compound fracture from an automobile accident in recent years and as a result of the poor medical treatment he received, he became a trans-tibial (below knee) amputee. To have a better life, [...]

Helping a Family Back Get Back on Their Feet

Madame Tenning Faye, a 40 year resident of the small town of Kaffrine in Senegal, had been an amputee since her car accident injury in 2012. She is the mother of 6 children and the loss of her mobility has reduced her small business income significantly, the family lives at the poverty level. She and [...]

Mobility Outreach 30th Anniversary Auction & Gala

GIVE MOBILITY, GIVE HOPE! Thank you for celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Over 300 people filled Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington to support the 30th Anniversary of Mobility Outreach International at our Steps to Healing Auction & Gala held on Saturday February 23rd 2019! Together, we raised $361,132 and counting! Your generosity will provide technical training, orthopedic surgery, clubfoot [...]

By | March 14th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Orthopedic Surgery Helps Those Impacted by Limb Loss and Deformity

There are a wide range of mobility problems, caused by loss of a limb, genetic conditions, or injury. Limited mobility can be a serious challenge for individuals who are attempting to live their best life, as they may experience pain, reduced limb function and more. While many mobility issues can be solved through orthotics and [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Orthopedic Surgery|0 Comments

Mobility Outreach International Helps Communities Around the World

Communities that are devastated by natural disasters and ongoing poor nutrition also have a variety of issues with mobility and other health-related challenges. It can be difficult to gain access to necessary treatments for clubfoot, orthotics and prosthetics, training, rehabilitation services and even orthopedic surgery. Mobility is a basic human need that many Americans take [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Charity, Non-Profit|0 Comments

Upcoming! Mobility Outreach International’s 2019 Steps to Healing Auction & Gala

There are countries throughout the world where people do not have easy access to a hospital. Where health and healing can often feel out of reach. Where parents watch children struggle with diseases or challenges they may not even understand. Fortunately, there are also organizations such as Mobility Outreach International where they work hard to [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Mobility Outreach International: This Is Who We Are

In 1989, Mobility Outreach International was founded with the purpose of restoring and enhancing mobility for children and adults in under-resourced areas of the world. Along with a group of outstanding partners, we have served individuals in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Haiti, Sierre Leone and Senegal. We provide individuals with medical treatment and ongoing care. We also [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|Charity, Non-Profit|0 Comments