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Conversation with Certified Peer Visitor Ed Nathan

Aug 31, 2023 |

Ed Nathan has volunteered his time to help others in the limb loss and limb difference community with the Amputee Coalition since he became an amputee 13 years ago. During the 2023 National Conference, Ed was one of the volunteers recognized with the Values in Action award.  

Prior to losing his leg, Ed was a corporate trainer for more than 20 years and worked in pharmaceuticals. As a result of degenerative neuropathy, he made the difficult decision to amputate below the knee on June 21, 2010. Since 2015, he has supported others as a Certified Peer Visitor and has made visits to 30 – 35 patients in hospitals a year. This is his way of giving back and reminding others that they are not alone as they begin their journey with limb loss. 

Hear from Ed what it’s like to be a CPV in this conversation with Thomas Jefferson University nursing student Brian Donnelly. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Amputee Coalition’s Certified Peer Visitor Program, visit this webpage to get started.