To compassionately meet the physical need of our clients while introducing them to the one that can meet their spiritual and eternal needs, so they can live productive and active life with dignity as the masterpiece God designed them to be.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Creation Station accomplishes our mission specifically in the making of prosthetic hands/arms and assistive living devices to those who are unable to afford the conventional solutions offered through traditional means.
For many people in need of a prosthetic, it is simply cost prohibitive to obtain one, much less multiple for a growing child that will need a larger size every 1-2 years as they grow and mature. In the United States you can expect to pay around $5,000 for a cosmetic prosthetic, up to $10,000 for a functional prosthetic with a hook, and between $20,000 to $100,000 for the latest myoelectric arm technology. You can easily see how these prices are simply outside the realm of possibility for many families, especially children.
The Gospel Through the Hand
So how does this promote the gospel? Do you see a similarity in circumstances, from the family that is completely incapable of obtaining a prosthetic for their child, and humanities complete inability to save ourselves? We are in just as desperate of a circumstance. The fall of man, left us all desperately lacking, and fallen short. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God- Romans 3:23. The consequences of that sin is death, eternal separation from God. “For the wages of sin is death….” Romans 6:23
But here is where the beauty of the gospel comes. Just when it appears there is no hope, we are offered a free gift! The rest of Romans 6:23 “…BUT (such a beautiful word), the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jesus Christ through his death on the cross bore our punishment for sin. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 10:9 “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” It isn’t about trying to be a good person; no amount of good works can save you. It is a free gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Our free gift of a prosthetic hand, is in no way comparable to the eternal gift of salvation offered through Christ. His gift is eternal, our gift is temporal. The prosthetic simply meets an immediate need, and opens the door to an introduction of the One who can fill our eternal need.
Creation Station seeks to offer hope to those in need: from children to soldiers, pregnancy centers and international families. Together we can give hope and help people in need. Working with and through the e-NABLE network, Creation Station uses 3D printer technology to create hands and arms for individuals who were born with missing fingers or have lost limbs from war, disease or natural disasters – at no cost to those in need.
In addition to the prosthetics, Creation Station is stepping into the arena to make assistive living devices to help clients that need a little help with common tasks. From devices as simple as pen holders for those who struggle to grip and writing utensil to key holders, bottle openers and shoe horns, and even a device to help a child play the violin.
We have a variety of devices engineered and produced to help make life a little easier for those that just need a little help to remain independent. If you have a need, reach out to us, and lets see if we can make something work for you!
Creation Station is proud to announce our newest device the "Lip Sync" with adaptive gaming capabilities! Stay tuned for details on this amazing new piece!
There are currently more than 2 million people in the United States that are living with an upper limb reduction.
The CDC estimates that, each year, approximately 1,500 babies in the United States alone, are born with upper limb reductions. The upper and lower limb reductions occur when a part of, or even the entire arm (upper limb) or leg (lower limb) of a fetus fails to form completely during pregnancy. This is referred to as a “limb reduction” because a limb is reduced from its normal size or is missing.
In addition, other forms or limb impairment may occur from an amputation, which is a surgical or traumatic separation of a limb or appendage from the body. It is estimated that one out of every two hundred individuals in the United States has had an amputation of some form. However, traumatic amputations are unplanned and result from some type of accidental injury. At least 30,000 traumatic amputations occur in the United States every year.
For many people in need of a prosthetic, it is simply impossible to obtain one. In the United States you can expect to pay around $5,000 for a cosmetic prosthetic, up to $10,000 for a functional prosthetic with a hook, and between $20,000 to $100,000 for the latest myoelectric arm technology. You can easily see how these prices are simply outside the realm of possibility for many families, especially children, who may quickly outgrow their prosthetic.
For many families the cost is just unfeasible, particularly when a family has a young child that will need multiple prosthetics as they continue to grow and mature.
This is where Creation Station comes in. We provide a custom fit prosthetic absolutely free of charge, and then continue to work with families as their needs change and develop.
Creation Station also works with clients of all abilities who may just need a little help. We create a variety of assisted living devices to improve or maintain an individuals ability to live and work independently. It is estimated that over 50 million American's use some form of an assisted living device . The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 1 billion individuals use 1 or more devices to make daily living easier.
Creation Station is able to provide a variety of devices, both low and high tech to meet the needs of our clients. Everything from bottle openers to key holders, to LipSync and Adaptive Gaming. If you have a need, reach out to us, we would love to be of assistance.
Creation Station is a ministry of Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley which seeks to bring glory to God by e-nabling others to grab hold of their dreams. Our goal is to help meet people's physical needs, and introduce or strengthen the relationship with God who can meet their spiritual needs.
Creation Station provides FREE prosthetics and assistive living devices to people in need both domestically and internationally. Together we can make a difference!
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Creation Station is a chapter leader for both e-Nable and Makers Making Change