Today, the Amputee Coalition commemorates the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A pillar of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King fought in pursuit of a dream that our “little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
We are committed to making Dr. King’s dream reality by fostering a space that is inclusive of all people living with limb loss or limb difference regardless of race or nationality.
Our nation commemorates MLK Day as a National Day of Service. Here at the Amputee Coalition, we encourage you to spend time today (and every day) becoming more involved with us and with our community. You could:
- Tell your story on our blog or in our magazine, inMotion, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help others in one of our online support groups
- Become a Certified Peer Visitor
- Become a Lead Advocate
- Join our Facebook and Twitter communities and support one another
Our commitment to serving people living with limb loss and limb difference is our mission and embedded in the work we do every day. The National Limb Loss Resource Center® is here for you (888-267-5669, extension 1) if you need resources or support, have questions about our work, or want to get more involved in volunteering with the community.
Dr. King’s commitment to civil rights and equality for all inspires us and helps drive the work we do for people living with limb loss and limb difference.
Read more about our commitment to inclusion and diverse communities here.
Read “The Black Amputation Epidemic” in ProPublica