Operation Rise: Hope from the Ashes for Amputees


| 9/21/2011 2:08:10 PM


Tags: Sierra Leone, Operation Rise, Lisa Schultz, International Peace Day, amputees, TheWhole9.com, The Peace Project, The Peace Wall, mind and body, EcoSalon, Lynn Morris,

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This article originally appeared on EcoSalon. 

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This year, to mark International Peace Day on September 21st, an innovative project will be distributing 10,000 pairs of crutches in a single day from various locations across the West African country. The event is being called Operation Rise.

Founder Lisa Schultz, who runs an online creative community called TheWhole9.com, was so moved by photos of Sierra Leone’s amputee soccer team she founded The Peace Project, which started as an international art competition about peace. When Lisa arrived in Sierra Leone to create “The Peace Wall,” she noticed many people in need of crutches.

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