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17 Coloradans get gift from 'Operation Walk'

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KUSA - Imagine having incredible pain - in some cases not being able to walk - and knowing you don't have the means to get back on your feet.

That was the case for Eddie Gallagos Jr.

But the knee surgery he had on Monday at Parker Adventist Hospital will change his life.

Operation Walk is a not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatments for patients in developing countries and in the United States. These patients suffer from debilitating bone and joint conditions, such as arthritis, and do not have access to medical care.

Operation Walk also educates local orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and other health care professionals on the most advanced treatment of hip and knee joint diseases. Founded in 1994, Operation Walk teams have operated on hundreds of patients in Russia, Cuba, Nepal, China, the Philippines, Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico and the United States.

Both Parker Adventists and the Porter Hospital are participating in Operation Walk's program.

For more information, visit: http://www.opwalkdenver.org/.

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