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RAND Study: Increasing Risk for Amputees

A new study shows that lack of access to care – specifically microprocessor controlled knees in this case – can increase risks of events like preventable falls and even death. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s press release and videotaped press conference ...continue.
CNN Heroes Mona Patel

Mona Patel: CNN Hero

This San Antonio amputee was inspired to reach out and share her personal experiences because of the support she received when at 17 she faced limb loss. CNN is honoring Mona Patel as the hero of the week starting October 5.  Her ...continue.

Ankeny cancer survivor gives back as amputee camp counselor

The 2016 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp was our best-attended, and we’re sharing a great story about Laura, one of our counselors (and former camp attendees). ...continue.

Amputee Coalition Welcomes New Chief Communications Officer

Dear Friends of the Amputee Coalition, In looking back on 30 years of milestones at the Amputee Coalition, I am reminded of the many incredible leaders we’ve enjoyed, people driven by passion and compassion. I would like to introduce you to our ...continue.

Amputee Coalition Conference Breaks Attendance Records

30-Year Anniversary Celebrated The Amputee Coalition National Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina last week was celebrated by 1,075 attendees, approximately 200 more than in 2015. Plans for the 2017 National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky are already underway. “This was our most successful ...continue.

Experiences and Employment of Veterans with Amputations

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) will host a webcast, Experiences and Employment of Veterans with Amputations, May 26th, 2-3:15pm ET. Presenters will discuss research in employment of veterans with amputations, including a question and answer chat ...continue.