In Stride

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

Youth Mini-Camp 2021

Help Support the Future of Youth Camp

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 fatiguing phase ...continue.
Honoring and Remembering with a Gift

Honoring and Remembering with a Gift

Since January 2020, more than 250 generous donors have made gifts in memory or in honor of an individual. These gifts carry the legacy of the individual they honor and help change the lives of those living with limb loss and limb difference. We are deeply grateful when a ...continue.

How Our Donors Make an Impact

“Living is what counts – the leg wasn’t critical after all,” said Tom Coakley as he spoke in 2020 to a group of students about his Vietnam War experience. Tom joined the Army in 1968 and, after his platoon was caught in ...continue.

Amputee Coalition Celebrates Introduction of Triple A Study Act

The Amputee Coalition applauds the bipartisan leadership of Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) for reintroducing the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act, known as the Triple A Study Act. “On behalf of ...continue.

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month: LuAnn’s Story

By: LuAnn Kleemeyer Certified Peer Visitor Lead Advocate Support Group Leader Just like Denise, the Amputee Coalition asked me to share my story in honor of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLAM). Each story is unique. And every story has ...continue.

Amputee Coalition Names Mona Patel and Chad Jerdee to its Board of Directors and Welcomes TaKeisha S. Walker as Chief Operating Officer

Organization bolsters governance and leadership team to strengthen its service to and support of the limb loss and limb difference community The Amputee Coalition named Mona Patel, Founder and Executive Director of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation, and Chad Jerdee, most recently ...continue.