Press Room

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Youth Camp Transforms to the Great Amp Camp Staycation

Ashton Schwartz was just 11 years old when he attended his first Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp. That was almost nine years ago now, but he still remembers the excitement he felt when he was accepted as a camper. But that ...continue.

Black Lives Matter

In service to our mission and our community, the Coalition shares the following message: Black lives matter. Inclusion matters. Equality matters. To the community members and protestors amplifying their voices following the recent horrific acts by law enforcement that led to the ...continue.

Change and Challenge Provides Opportunity and Access: A Message from the President and CEO

Are you growing tired of the phrases “our new normal” and “in these challenging times”?  We are, too.  When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, like everyone, we had to rapidly change our operations to keep our community and staff safe.  Now that we ...continue.
Donor Spotlight - Debra Tapper

Donor Spotlight on Petra Tapper: A New Jersey Nurse Dedicated to Supporting Amputee Coalition During COVID-19

Diagnosed in 1986 with synovial sarcoma, Petra Tepper underwent an above-the-knee right-leg amputation at the age of 26. During her recovery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, she was visited by registered nurse, Paddy Rossbach. They soon hit it off and Paddy, herself ...continue.
Body Acceptance and Liberation with Toni Furmanski

Body Acceptance and Liberation with Toni Furmanski

Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, while challenging the ways in which society presents and views the physical body. We interviewed Toni Furmanski, a body-positive blogger and Instagram influencer who also happens to be living with limb ...continue.
Support Group Leaders Meet Online to Encourage and Learn from One Another

Support Group Leaders Meet Online to Encourage and Learn from One Another

On Wednesday, May 6, the Amputee Coalition hosted its first videoconference with 30 Support Group Leaders from all across the country. Replacing their every-other-month phone call check-in, the Coalition moved to video platform Zoom so that these volunteer leaders could have a ...continue.