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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

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...

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

I am so excited that we all will meet in person for Amputee Coalition’s National Conference in Palm Desert, California. It has been far too long that we have not been able to come together and visit with each other face-to-face. I applaud the efforts each of you have...

THE POWER OF YOU: Reflections

THE POWER OF YOU: Reflections

By Ana‑Maria Gutierrez For Luis De Leon, attending Amputee Coalition’s National Conference has been a transformational experience. Today, he proudly volunteers his time, as a champion and mentor, to the amputee community. But his journey did not begin here. He...

YOUR VOICE MATTERS: The Garden of Advocacy

YOUR VOICE MATTERS: The Garden of Advocacy

By Amanda Woodson The Amputee Coalition strives daily to build a vibrant network of advocates to advance the needs of the 2.1 million Americans living with limb loss and limb difference and the 28 million Americans at risk of experiencing limb loss. We also recognize...

What Does Evolve Mean to You?

What Does Evolve Mean to You?

Growth is a part of life. We are constantly evolving, and the journey never stops. Evolution can be scary, but out of it comes resiliency, personal growth, and perspective to help in the next phase of life. Below are quotes about personal evolution. Feel free to tear...

YOUR WELL-BEING: In-Person Clinics

YOUR WELL-BEING: In-Person Clinics

FIRST SWIM By Travis Young Here at the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), we focus on the first. The first time an individual faces a challenge they’re not quite sure they can overcome. The first time they try an activity they have potentially...

LOOKING FORWARD: The Evolution of Emotional Healing

LOOKING FORWARD: The Evolution of Emotional Healing

This content was adapted from the Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet on Emotional Recovery, www.amputee‑coalition.org/resources/emotional‑recovery. Published September 2021. Accessed [June 15, 2022]. One of the Amputee Coalition’s main priorities is to provide amputees the...

FRIENDS & FAMILY: Faces Behind the Scenes

FRIENDS & FAMILY: Faces Behind the Scenes

By Colin Schaefer Each year, several volunteers work behind the scenes to bring to life National Conference. Three particular community members play an integral part in the conference planning and Amputee Coalition took time to recognize their dedication and...