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From Pain to Possibility

From Pain to Possibility

An Upper Limb Amputee Prevails By Sherri L. Edge Photos by Arm Dynamics It can be hard to believe in the promise of tomorrow if you’ve lost part of your arm or hand in a traumatic accident. The physical and emotional toll from that type of injury is intense. Although...

Prevent Dangerous Falls

Prevent Dangerous Falls

Falling is dangerous and frightening. It’s also all too common. We asked the artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT for ideas on preventing falls for people with limb loss or limb difference. 1 Proper prosthetic fit: Ensure that your limb fits correctly to provide...

The Dish with Denise

The Dish with Denise

Where Expertise and Passion Collide By Jewel Connelly, Communications Specialist Photos of Denise Hoffman  As a nurse for 25 years, Denise Hoffman has made a career of caring for others and drawing on her expertise to meet their needs. But her devotion has extended...

TSA Horror Stories

TSA Horror Stories

People With Limb Loss and Limb Difference Deserve Better Airport Security Screening By Ryan Geddie, Government Relations Specialist Flying should be exciting but, for many people with disabilities, the experience is often less than positive. I asked members of the AC...

From Idea to Action

From Idea to Action

Relaunching the Lead Advocate Certification Training By Ryan Geddie, Government Relations Specialist Photos of Paula Gollladay From the workplace to the halls of Congress, the Amputee Coalition believes all advocacy matters. However, we know from experience that...

Courage Is Contagious

Courage Is Contagious

Anyone Can Advocate, and Anyone Can Speak Up By Divine Favour Akin, Youth Engagement Reporter This is the second of a two-part Next Generation series on the power of advocacy. Part 1 appeared in the November-December 2023 issue of inMotion. According to 11-year-old...

Define Your Own Success

Define Your Own Success

Mary Cooper Wants Anyone to Have the Chance to Go to Space By Mike Crist, For The Amputee Coalition Mary Cooper wants to go to space. It has been her dream since she was a little girl. She is taking steps to get there. But her dream–her mission, if you will–goes...

Here’s to Living

Here’s to Living

Alex Parra on Embracing Today By Jewel Connelly, Communications Specialist Photos of Alex Parra 2024 is a big year for Alex Parra, specifically because Jan. 11 is the day the 23-year-old was officially declared cancer free. The last seven years have been a roller...

The Value of A Support System

The Value of A Support System

Peer Visitor’s Women’s Group Fills in Gaps By Mike Crist, For The Amputee Coalition Photos of Paula Free Don’t be fooled by Paula Free’s last name. If you try calling her, you’ll probably have to leave a message. She is anything but free. She’s always busy. “I’m just...

Getting Back on Your Feet

Getting Back on Your Feet

Living with A Partial Foot Amputation Any amputation of the foot can impact a person’s ability to stand and walk, but often with the right partial foot prosthesis you can return to living your life as you did before. The most common causes for amputations of the foot...

Message From President and CEO Cass Isidro

Message From President and CEO Cass Isidro

Happy New Year! As we lean into 2024, the staff and volunteers of the Amputee Coalition are setting the stage for exciting progress. Only a year ago, I was just saying hello and our board of directors had just approved a new vision and mission for the Amputee...

Global Resource Fact Sheet

Global Resource Fact Sheet

A Fact Sheet From Our National Limb Loss Resource Center While the Amputee Coalition’s National Limb Loss Resource Center serves United States residents, there are many organizations who can help people with limb loss or limb difference outside of the country. The...