Mark Your Calendars: April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!
The Amputee Coalition are leading a nationwide public health effort to raise awareness about preventing and living with limb loss and implementing public relations campaigns. Thus far, they have achieved a letter from the President of the United States recognizing the month, secured 35 gubernatorial proclamations, distributed half a million consumer education prevention literature around the nation and garnered more than 50 million media impressions.
Events are held across the country throughout the year to provide support and offer educational training for individuals and families living with limb loss and limb difference. Check out their calendar for a list of events, training, and support groups for the month of April.
Locally, Active Amputee Support Group meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month at the Braintree Rehab Hospital from 10:30am-12pm.
The Amputee Coalition encourages people to join them on Hill Day in Washington D.C. on April 16th and 17th to educate and influence legislators as they make healthcare decisions. If you are unable to join but would like to be heard, Amplify is a new initiative allowing people to use their collective voice to bring attention to insurance issues faced by so many.
The Amputee Coalition, along with generous help from the public, has been empowering amputees and their families for over 30 years. They are dedicated to raising awareness and making life after limb loss easier. Get involved. Share your story. Spread the word.