Born in a small village in Southern Leyte, Philippines, Ms. Flory Tacle couldn’t run around and play like most children. Flory was born with a birth defect that left her with one leg non-existent below the knee and the other was malformed and unusable. Since birth she moved about by walking on her knees.
The volunteers of Outreach Asia met Flory as one of their sponsored college students and rallied to her cause. February of 2004 was the beginning of a new life for Flory as she completed the necessary surgery and began the long road to physical therapy to adjust to her new legs. At the age of 19, she now had to learn how to walk. With a energetic personality, Flory set one of her many goals…to complete a 3 mile walk around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on her new prosthetic legs to help raise funds for her school’s library.
“Flory’s Walk” was a tremendous success for both Flory and her school. She made the entire trip and in the process raised desperately needed funds for her school library. To find out more about Flory’s triumph, watch the video of the local TV station story on her, or go to our “Medical Support” page. If you missed this great fundraiser, but would still like to help, visit our page “How Can You Help” to make a 100% tax-deductible donation. THANK YOU to everyone involved, it was only with your help that this was made possible.