Chickasaw High School (a poor urban school in Alabama) students are partnering with Dr. Albert Allen, “Lord of Crofton,” to change lives throughout Latin America.
Statistics reveal that 80% of all amputees live in developing countries. Many working class citizens in these countries are fortunate to earn five dollars a day, with modern prosthetic legs costing sixty thousand dollars making them unattainable for most amputees around the world.
Mr. Copes’ high school Manufacturing class has been tasked to make a difference by developing an inexpensive prosthesis that will change the lives of many amputees throughout Latin America. Students have formed a small business called, “Life Changer Manufacturing,” where they use modern additive manufacturing techniques to 3/D print the prosthetic legs in the classroom. Once the legs have been printed and fabricated the students travel to Latin America where they change the lives of the very needy amputees providing them with a life of fulfilled normalcy.
Last year the Chickasaw students traveled with Dr. Albert Allen to El Salvador and Honduras where they fit over twenty amputees. During the fall semester of the 2022/2023 school year the students will be traveling to and fitting legs on amputees in: Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia. These students are Changing the lives of others around the world as their own lives are being changed as they learn to serve and help others.
Life Changer Partner Schools:
Babcock Ranch High School (Florida)
Broward Schools (Florida)
Chickasaw High School (Alabama)
Candor High School (New York)
Colfax High School (California)
Desert View High School (Arizona)
Enumclaw High School (Washington)
Gulfport High School (Mississippi)
Seymour High School (Wisconsin)
Streamwood High School (Illinois)
Waialua High School (Hawaii)
Students and teachers from all three schools will be traveling with Brian Copes and Dr. Allen to Latin America to changing lives.
Many have already committed their time to volunteer and mentor these students such as:
Dr. Albert Allen (Lord of Crofton)
Daniella Alvarez (Former Miss Columbia)
Paul Teutul Jr., PJD Designs (American Chopper, TV Series)
Marked Forged (Advanced 3/D Printing)
Chris Jarvis (bestselling Author, Entrepreneurial Consultant)
IUPUI Technical Graphics Department (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)
UAB Engineering Department (University of Alabama in Birmingham)
Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Harbor Freight Tools For School
3/D Printed Prosthetic