April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
More than 2 million Americans live with limb loss or limb difference, and more than 28 million are at risk of amputation surgery. The Amputee Coalition created Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month to honor our community and educate others about what it’s like to live with limb loss and limb difference.
Only you know what your journey has been like. During Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, we want to hear your story. We want to hear about your Moments that Matter. Moments like facing your first surgery, when your child went back to school with a new hand and was embraced by friends, when you finally found a prosthesis that fit, or when you first walked with a new leg or hugged with a new arm… the moments that others take for granted are the Moments that Matter for our community.
The Amputee Coalition is here for all your Moments that Matter, offering education, support, and advocacy to help you live the life you most want to live.
We want to recognize and honor you during this year’s Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. We want to share your Moments that Matter so that our community can lift you up and cheer you on, and so others can learn about what it’s like to live with limb loss or limb difference.
Here’s what we’d like you to do:
- Think about those everyday Moments that Matter in your life — when did you feel strong, scared, confident, in pain, or happy.
- Write a story, or record a video on your phone of you talking about one of your Moments that Matter.
- Upload the video or written story.
- Share this webpage with your friends in the limb loss and limb difference community and ask them to share their Moments that Matter.
No one knows your experience better than you. No matter where you are on your journey, we’re right here by your side. Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month is about you. We see you, we hear you, we support you, and we celebrate you.