Limb Loss Education Day

Limb Loss Education Day

Limb Loss Education Days (LLEDs) are designed to bring high-quality patient education and recreation to the local level, where amputees live, work and play, at a very low cost.

“We are very pleased to be able to bring our highly successful LLEDs to local communities again in 2015 and to provide this program at a very low cost to amputees and their families,” said Susan Stout, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition.  “Our regional LLEDs have been hugely successful because they make our programs accessible, from both a cost and a travel perspective, to amputees and their families.  Regional LLEDs allow us to reach new amputees with relevant information who have not participated in Amputee Coalition events in the past, while also keeping us connected to our longtime friends who are regularly present at our programs.”

Each LLED will feature presentations that are developed with the assistance of an area host who helps to select topics of interest to amputees and the limb loss community in the specific regions. We then team up with Challenged Athletes Foundation, OPAF and Össur to present adaptive recreation that helps amputees get back in motion. Registration is only $15, with children 10 years and under free (registration for children 10 years and under will be done at the event).

Do not miss this great opportunity for low-cost education, recreation and inspiration!

The Amputee Coalition is excited to announce that we will be holding a Limb Loss Education Day (LLED) in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 on the George Washington University campus from 9am-4pm. This LLED is being brought to you by a partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), and Össur. We are pleased to be able to bring you this educational and fun filled day, which will feature a mobility clinic with Bob Gailey in the afternoon. Please keep checking our Web site for more information as it becomes available.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, we will hold our LLED in Columbus, Ohio at the Franklin Park Adventure Center from 9am-4pm. Our partners for this LLED are the Amputee Recreational Support Group of Ohio, Columbus Paralympic Sports Club, and Columbus Parks and Recreation.

We will hold our last LLED for 2015 in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9am-4pm with the location to be announced. We are partnering with Shriners Hospital to be able to bring this LLED to the Pacific Northwest.

Amputee Coalition’s newest educational event is coming to a city near you!