Amputee Coalition Responds to Boston Marathon Tragedy
Coalition Reaches Out to Amputee Support Group to Help Get Limb Loss Materials to Boston Hospitals
Manassas, VA, April 15, 2013 – In the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the Amputee Coalition reached out to the leaders of the New England Amputee Association to help quickly get limb loss materials to the Boston hospitals that are treating the injured. The New England Amputee Association supports amputees in Boston and the surrounding region.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those killed or injured in the Boston Marathon explosions,” said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition. “Peer support is critical to patients who undergo limb loss. It is also important that these individuals and their families have the resources needed to help them on their journey of recovery and readjustment.”
The Amputee Coalition’s National Limb Loss Resource Center is the nation’s leading source of information about limb loss and limb differences. The Center provides comprehensive information and resources free of charge to people with limb loss and their families, friends and healthcare professionals. The Center can be accessed by calling 888/267-5669 or visiting the Amputee Coalition Web site at amputee-coalition.org.
About the Amputee Coalition
The Amputee Coalition, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is “to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.” For more information about limb loss, please call 888/267-5669 or visit the Amputee Coalition Web site at amputee-coalition.org.