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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.

People Who Experience Amputation Need Innovation in Pain Management

Chronic pain is all too common among the two million people who are living with limb loss in the United States. 80 percent of individuals report chronic pain up to 20 years after their amputation. While many people with limb loss experience ...continue.
Community Member Gives Back

Community Member Gives Back

During the summer of 2018, Steve Molnar scraped his left ankle on a beach chair in Florida. He didn’t think much of it at the time but, soon, it would become infected.  He could never have anticipated that a much-awaited trip with ...continue.
2020 Youth Camp Brings New Connections, Power of Community

2020 Youth Camp Brings New Connections, Power of Community

The magic that the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp — known to us as "Amp Camp” -- supplies its participants was needed this year more than ever before, as we have all been subject to hardships and feelings of isolation, fear and uncertainty due ...continue.

Legislation for Amputee Community Introduced in U.S. Senate

Click here to take action! We’re pleased to announce that Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act. This bill will provide credible, actionable data for policymakers to make ...continue.
Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action: Learn to Advocate for Yourself

Young people who know how to advocate for themselves (also called self-advocacy) are more confident, and use that important skill to support lifelong success. Unfortunately, not every child is taught how to understand their needs and be able to communicate those needs ...continue.
Natural Sensation for Amputees

Natural Sensation for Amputees

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center are pursuing a system that attempts to provide sensory feedback for the hand via a direct interface to the residual peripheral nerve. ...continue.