From the AC
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Today is International Volunteer Day. Today we celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. Amputee Coalition wants to thank all our volunteers for all you do to support the limb loss and limb difference community. The heart of the Amputee Coalition’s mission is our peer support programs. No one is potentially in a better position to understand […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    The end of the year is a critical time for the Amputee Coalition. Our efforts to serve and empower people affected by limb loss and limb difference wouldn’t be possible without the support we get from our community. YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN! December kicks off the 2022 Year-End Giving Campaign.  We need your help to ensure that our […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated this year on December 3rd. The annual observance was initially proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day’s observance aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.  The theme for 2022 is […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    You may have heard that registration for the 2023 Advocacy Forum opened today, and we’re back in person! Amputee Coalition’s Events Specialist, Damita Frye, and Chief Programs Officer, Ashlie White, share their thoughts about the new and reimagined Advocacy Forum and why you should attend and share your story with Members of Congress.  What is […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    The holiday season is upon us. This time of year can be stressful for many, but mindful planning and setting realistic expectations for yourself can help make the holidays more enjoyable. In collaboration with Ailm Medical, the Amputee Coalition is hosting a series of webinars aimed at providing practical tips to help reduce the stresses […]
  • by Thrive Admin
    My name is Mortisha Bloodworth. I became an Amputee back in 2020. My story begins at the age of 11 when I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. The year before I turned 11 was the year that I lost my mother. I went into a downward spiral of what I now know was depression. […]
  • by Thrive Admin
    Growing My Confidence When I lost my leg I also lost my self-confidence. But through the amazing opportunities and friends I have made in the Amputee Coalition I have gained it back. I am now proud of who I am and my disability. It makes me who I am and it does not make me […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    by Ryan Geddie, Government Relations Specialist Last week, I had the pleasure to join President and C.E.O. John Register, and Chief Programs Officer Ashlie White in our nation’s capital to meet with elected officials to discuss issues facing amputees, and advocate for legislation on behalf of the amputee community. We met champions from both sides […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    I was a Firefighter in Texas for seven years when I experienced a series of very unfortunate events. In 2018, my leg was amputated just below my knee. I decided that this tragedy was not going to end my career and passion for fighting fire. Ten months and six days after my amputation, I was […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    During National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM), we continue to offer tips and resources to help support our community members taking on this role. Family members taking on the responsibility of caring for another person through sickness or disability can often take an emotional toll on the caregiver. In 2020, AARP cited that more than one in five […]