From the AC
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites evolve so much that current medication used to treat related infections stops working. The result is that the germs are not killed and continue to evolve and exist in the body.  Antimicrobial resistance directly impacts the limb loss and limb difference community through health issues […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    The Amputee Coalition announces Chris Draft, former NFL player, Spirit Award Winner, founder of Team Draft and CEO of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, will attend the Amputee Coalition Youth Camp at the 2022 National Conference in Palm Desert, California. “Chris Draft’s commitment to empowering and uplifting communities by educating and equipping families to make healthier choices, […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Join Amputee Coalition in Palm Desert, California, for an unforgettable week with the limb loss community at the 2022 National Conference, August 10-13. Watch the video for more details about what to expect at this year’s conference. Register now for the 2022 National Conference to be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for the […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Amputee Coalition continues to align its programs and services to enhance ways to fulfill its mission: to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. As such, Amputee Coalition has renamed its Peer Support department to Community […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Would you like to navigate the Amputee Coalition 2022 National Conference with easy mobility? Take advantage of the opportunity to rent a scooter and/or other mobility equipment during the conference. Contact At-Home Medical in Palm Desert, CA to place your order! View the At-Home Medical brochure for the full price list. Please call to make your scooter […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Amputee Coalition is excited to be hosting our 2022 National Conference in just a few weeks! If you are registered, we have several communications to provide you updates on how to prepare for this event. Make sure you are receiving these important updates! Our National Conference communications are sent from Cvent with the sender information […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    The Amputee Coalition is very excited to welcome JaMarr John Johnson as the featured speaker for this year’s Youth Camp at the 2022 National Conference! JaMarr is a truly dynamic individual who has been delivering his unique brand of motivational talks for over two decades. After a 14-year military career, JaMarr worked as a marketing […]
  • by Thrive Admin
    My Diagnosis Story from 9 1/2 Months Old My family would never have known that their life, and my life would change in just three and a half weeks. I was nine and a half months old when I became fatally sick. My 3 ½ week hospitalization would begin in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    Ever since I was little, I knew I was different because I was missing a part of me. However, that never stopped me from doing what I wanted to do. Growing up, I had to adapt to life. My parents let me be independent. I taught myself how to tie my shoes, put my hair […]
  • by Ana-Maria Gutierrez
    The circumstances surrounding an amputation are never easy. But it’s hard to imagine a more traumatic experience than losing a limb due to a shark attack. That’s exactly what happened to 17-year-old Addison Bethea. On June 30, Addison was looking for scallops off the coast of Keaton Beach, Florida when a nine-foot shark latched onto […]