Updates: News and Stories

Healing Through Writing

Healing Through Writing

The mind. It can be the most powerful tool and it can be the worst tool. This is something that I have found out over the 29 years of my life. It can take you to the most amazing places in the ...continue.
CNN Heroes Mona Patel

Mona Patel: CNN Hero

This San Antonio amputee was inspired to reach out and share her personal experiences because of the support she received when at 17 she faced limb loss. CNN is honoring Mona Patel as the hero of the week starting October 5.  Her ...continue.
Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why

This is the first in a three-part blog series on finding motivation and goal-setting as an individual with limb loss or limb difference. One of the very first things I was taught upon entering the field of personal training is that WHAT ...continue.

Hello Seattle!

Our Oct 28 LLED will include powerful presenters, adaptive sports, networking, and lunch. If you’re in the area, please consider attending, sponsoring or exhibiting to make the day extra special. ...continue.

Athlete Amputee on 1,500 Mile “Forrest Stump” Triathlon Down West Coast to Make Stop in Sacramento

Twenty-six-year old Nicole Ver Kuilen is biking, running and swimming the West Coast to raise awareness of the problems amputees face in America and to highlight the need for access to prosthetic care. Nicole lost her leg to osteosarcoma at age 10 ...continue.
Adaptive Activity: Hockey

Why Join an Adaptive Activity?

“Let’s go Bunch, you got this! Put that time in the gym to use!” one of my new teammates yelled as he skated by me in this crazy seat-with-skate-blades-underneath-it they called a “sled,” The metal picks on the butt-end of his sticks ...continue.
What to do before and after a hurricane

What to do before and after a hurricane

Wherever you are located, it is important to think about what would happen in a disaster – a storm, a fire, a flood, or some other event that displaces you in some way. We have assembled some reference materials for you, and ...continue.
1,500 Miles:  No Is Not An Answer

1,500 Miles: No Is Not An Answer

Nicole Ver Kuilen is biking, running and swimming the West Coast to highlight the need for access to prosthetic care. Nicole’s journey is inspiring – and is also a chance to share stories about barriers that prevent people from getting the care ...continue.

New Webinar: Amplify Yourself on Social Media

Learn how your social media activities can help amplify the voices of people living with limb loss. Empowering people to write their insurers and report denials or delay of care can make a difference! In this webinar we share an overview on ...continue.

Educating Prosthetic Students

Jack Richmond, President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition joined Dan Berschinski, the Amputee Coalition’s Board Chair on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, to present to the Georgia Tech MSPO class studying to become Prosthetists. From describing what the Amputee Coalition does to ...continue.
Should I go to the Amputee Coalition Conference?

Should I go to the Amputee Coalition Conference?

The first time I was invited to an Amputee Coalition Conference, I had no idea what the Amputee Coalition was, let alone what such a conference would entail. I had recently been given the opportunity to do patient advocacy work with my ...continue.

Calling Everyone Affected by Limb Loss in the Boston Area

Limb Loss Education Day Coming to Boston September 23 Limb Loss Education Day (LLED), a full day of education and adaptive recreation for those with limb loss, will be held in Charlestown, Massachusetts at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Saturday, September 23 ...continue.
National Conference August 3

National Conference August 3

Join us in Louisville, KY for an energizing, educational, event:  our 2017 In Full Swing conference. The program is packed with more than 80 items including adaptive activities, expert presentations, technology sessions, gait clinics, round tables, and much more. Saturday night is ...continue.

2017 Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

On Friday, July 7, 2017, nearly 200 people will come together for a camp experience that transforms lives through crafts, canoeing, and conversation. What is profoundly different about this camp is that all of the attendees are living with limb loss and ...continue.

No Limb Loss Support In Budget

In the recent publication of the administration’s proposed budget, many programs and services were significantly reduced or saw funding eliminated. ...continue.

Hill Days Help Amputees Speak Out

On April 25 and 26, the Amputee Coalition hosted Hill Days as part of Limb Loss Awareness Month. With more than 80 attendees and nearly 100 meetings with legislators and staff, the event was empowering and powerful. For many, this was the ...continue.

FDA Amputation Risk

The FDA concluded that using the diabetes drug canagliflozin increased risk of amputation. It is requiring a “boxed warning” based on results from two large clinical trials. ...continue.

AOPA, ABC, and NCOPE Raised Funds for Amputee Coalition Youth Camp

The Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience – including sports, swimming, boating, archery, etc. – for children aged 10-17 with limb loss or difference, at no cost to participants. ...continue.

Young child with prosthetic leg joins D.C. lobbying effort

This week Nathan Simm made his second trek in as many years to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress as part of Limb Loss Awareness Month. At just four years old, however, Nathan has already proved to be an effective lobbyist. ...continue.

Amputees Share Stories Of Challenge And Triumph

Whether caused by birth defect, vascular disease or traumatic accident, the Amputee Coalition predicts 3.6 million people will be living with limb loss by the year 2050. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert recently met four amputees in the Willamette Valley and she brings us ...continue.