Facts about emotional recovery. The process is ongoing, and it is difficult to predict. Losing a limb is life changing. This process affects nearly every aspect of life, from work and play to friends and family.
AC Connect: Where Unity Happens By Jerrica Thurman, Vice President, Strategy & Communications In this new year, the Amputee Coalition will implement new ways to create a stronger, united community as we strive to reach the 2.7 million people living with limb loss...
With a new congressional session beginning, now is the time for a new call to action. Yes, this is YOUR call to action. Raising awareness about the challenges facing the limb loss and limb difference community requires UNITY in message; it requires us all to show up and share our stories, to weave the tapestry, and to reveal the full picture.
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, esprit de corps is “the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group.” In other words, the strength and force that come from a shared concept or burden. The essence of a community. A simple example would be you and your friends shouting together in a gym: the shared burden of not having to do it by yourself or deal with the consequences alone.
The Amputee Coalition is gearing up for fun, exciting, and educational events for 2023. Let’s take a little time to explore!
The staff of the Amputee Coalition is growing. Here’s your chance to meet two new members who are also part of the limb loss and limb difference community.
Ambassadors and Champions program seeks to build bigger community connections
WELCOME TO THE UNITY EDITION BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER WILL HELP US ACHIEVE The Amputee Coalition welcomes you to 2023 with our UNITY edition of inMotion magazine. What better time than the beginning of a new year to come together to form a stronger whole...
Helping clients change their lives as a personal trainer and lifestyle fitness coach, it wasn’t until Cindy Asch-Martin became a below-knee amputee that she would gain the experience to help her new community overcome its unique challenges. Unable to comfortably wear a socket and searching for a solution, Cindy boldly traveled from her home in Washington to Australia for osseointegration surgery in 2019, becoming an above-knee amputee in the process.
Amputee Coalition 2022 National Conference in Palm Desert, CA was a true delight to see our community itching to get back together in person. As I walked into the men’s round table session with my notes on what I might convey to these men, I entered trying to find the...