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In Stride

This is our ongoing blog, where we cover a variety of topics affecting amputees and the broader disability community.

Happy Thanksgiving from your Amputee Coalition Government Relations Team!

As we look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Amputee Coalition Government Relations Team would like to thank and show our appreciation for the limb loss and limb difference community and all of our advocacy volunteers. Our government relations work is not possible without your persistence and dedication to share your important stories with your lawmakers.   We are especially grateful for our ...continue.

World Anti-Microbial Resistance Week

As Anti-Microbial Resistance Week comes to an end, the Amputee Coalition wants to share a few points of knowledge to empower you to share your story.   Defining Anti-Microbial Resistance and What is Anti-Microbial Resistance?  Anti- Microbial Resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites evolve so much that current medication used to ...continue.

Prevention is Key When Battling Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and the key to battling diabetes is prevention. The Amputee Coalition is dedicated to those who live with diabetes, and we have committed to providing information to our community. 60 percent of non-traumatic amputations in the United States are ...continue.

Honoring Colonel (Retired) Greg Gadson

In honor of Veterans Day, the Amputee Coalition thanks all our Veterans for their work to protect our country. The Amputee Coalition highlights a veteran, Colonel (Retired) Greg Gadson, in its November/December 2021 edition of inMotion magazine. The following is an adapted ...continue.

Amputee Coalition Strongly Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Community Face Greater Health Risks From COVID-19 Coalition Engaged With National Education and Equity Effort to Promote Vaccination The Amputee Coalition has supported aggressive public engagement to communicate the facts about the safety and efficacy of FDA ...continue.
Youth Mini-Camp 2021

2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Member and Former Camper Jessica Heims Shares Her Reflections on Camp and Journey to Tokyo.

Revised 10/21/2021 When I think back to my years at Youth Camp, the word that comes to mind is acceptance. At the other camps I attended, there was an awkward stage where kids were confused by my disability, and there was a ...continue.