:: 05/26/11 — Napa Valley Register
Kyle Eckhart of Napa Valley Prosthetics and Orthotics spends his days helping people who need prosthetic limbs or orthotic braces.
Eckhart barely gets a break for lunch, but in early May he was able to steal away from his business to travel to Haiti to help victims of the January 2010 earthquake.
On May 6, Eckhart flew with another certified prosthetist orthotist to Miami and then to Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
Eckhart went to the island nation for eight days to volunteer with ProsthetiKa, a nonprofit in Santa Rosa. ProsthetiKa works with a Seventh-day Adventist-run hospital in the capital city to provide artificial limbs and braces.