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'Haiti changed me': Scarborough man treats amputees in ravaged nation

By Emily Parkhurst          Story posted here with permission of Emily Parkhurst and the Southern Forecaster.

Standing strong

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Prosthetist Ian Engelman stands with one of his patients, an 8-year-old Haitian girl, whom he treated while volunteering at the Mission of Hope hospital north of Port au Prince, Haiti, last May. Engelman will give a presentation about his experience as a part of the Scarborough Public Library's Armchair Travelers series on Feb. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH — While in Haiti in May prosthetic limb designer Ian Engelman helped treat more than 20 car accident victims in an open-air emergency room, figured out the best way to set up a mosquito net, met with patients living in tent cities and had his underwear stolen off a clothes line.

He also provided prosthetic limbs to six above-the-knee amputees.

Earlier this year, Engelman, who owns Insightful Products, a prosthetics and geriatric medical product design company in Scarborough, answered a call from a group asking volunteers to come to the Mission of Hope north of Port au Prince to spend a week designing and fitting amputees who lost limbs in last January's devastating earthquake.

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Partners for World Health 


Seen through the eyes of

Ian Engelman


March 1, 2011


7 Glasgow Road

Scarborough, Maine

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Ian spent December 2010 in Haiti working with amputee victims from the earthquake over a year ago. Owner of Insightful Products a prostetic and geriatric medical product design company, Ian helped with Mission of Hope in Port au Prince.

Come and hear how his life was impacted.


Free and open to the public with refreshments and great treats and door prizes donated by Maine Magazine and Portland Ovations.


Partners for World Health provides an eduational forum on Global Health the first Tuesday of every month. All speakers have had overseas experience providing health care and making a difference in the world. The Global Health Education Series is sponsored by Partners for World Health and is free and open to the public. Please bring your friends!

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