This has been a successful Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, and we want to provide a memorable ending with one of our favorite inspirational daily dares.
The last Saturday of the month, April 29, is Show Your Mettle Day. And, so there’s no confusion, showing your mettle means showing your metal, as in your prostheses, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, etc.
Post a picture of you proudly wearing your “mettle” on social media, tag us, and include the hashtags #ShowYourMettle #LLLDAM #LLAM #WeTHRIVE!
During LLLDAM, members of the community have been sharing videos about the importance of the month to them. This goes hand in hand with the purpose of Show Your Mettle Day, which is to encourage and empower individuals to fully embrace and be confident in who they are.
“I usually wear something every single day that shows off my leg, because I’m proud of it,” Gini Thomas said in her #WeThrive video submission. “I want people to see that just because you lose a limb you don’t have to lose your life. You can still do anything you want to do.
“Get out there and do it.”
At the Amputee Coalition, we realize that you prove your strength, resilience, and determination every day. Show Your Mettle Day is truly a celebration of what you do all year round.
And it is a fitting part of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.
“Every individual is unique, so more people should be educated on the differences and uniqueness of others, especially from an early age,” Peyton said in her video. “Unless you live with limb loss or limb difference, know someone with it, or know about it, you wouldn’t know some of the things we go through.”
Mettle is defined as “a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited or resilient way,” and we believe no other group demonstrates this quality quite like the limb loss and limb difference community. We can’t wait to see your mettle on display this Saturday!
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