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Frank Zingale

Frank Zingale

NEVER GIVE UP! On January 19th at 1am I went to hospital with calf pain in my right leg. I woke up on the 29th at noon with a right hip...

Latracer Penick

Latracer Penick

ALL THE WAY UP. Hello, my name is Latracer Penick. I’m 27 years old and I have three beautiful children under the age of 10. I was born with one...

John Paffett

John Paffett

THE AGEING AMPUTEE. After publishing my autobiography titled ‘They Want To Amputate’ last year I have just had my second book published, titled ‘The...

H.R. 4818 Statement

H.R. 4818 Statement

The Amputee Coalition expresses our support for U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee’s proposed “Amendment in the Nature of a...

Loretta McCoy

Loretta McCoy

HOW I BECAME AN AMPUTEE. On May, 11,2015, I lost my leg due to a blood clot. The hospital wouldn’t help me because it was foot pain. After the...

Henry Bryant

Henry Bryant

THIS NEW LIFE ROCKS! At age 34 I lost my right leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident. Not only did I lose my leg, but I lost the person I was,...

Celeste Campos

Celeste Campos

BE BRAVE, YOU ARE HERE FOR A REASON. On March 21st, 2024, I was rushed to the ER by my mom & best friend. Let me backtrack a little, In February...

Certified Peer Visitor Training at ACNC24

Certified Peer Visitor Training at ACNC24

Certified Peer Visitors are trained volunteers who provide information and support for individuals about to undergo an amputation or who currently...

Robert Crockett

Robert Crockett

JOURNEY BACK TO FITNESS. When I first got my above knee amputation I thought my life was over. Fitness and sports have always been a major part of...