From the AC
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    My right leg was amputated above knee due to necrosis back in October 2021. I never thought life could be like this. I push forward on my own, focusing on my personal goals. I used to look at life as ordinary but now this recent development has taught me to use life as an enrichment […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    Amputee Coalition is pleased to announce the concurrent sessions lineup for its 2022 National Conference is now available! This year’s robust content offerings will cover a wide range of topics, from health equity, emotional and physical wellness, to innovations in prosthetic devices, community resources and self-advocacy, to name a few. We are happy to feature the upcoming […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    The post Ed Purcell appeared first on THRIVE – Amputee Coalition Blog.
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    The National Limb Loss Resource Center (NLLRC) provides both practical and emotional resources to make amputees and their families feel supported on their journey. It connects people living with limb loss and limb difference with local resources such as vocational rehab departments that help subsidize prosthetics or for vehicle modifications. ‘Changing Minds & Changing Lives with […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    Always a little rebellious, I dropped out of college and thought about trading my motorcycle for a Harley and touring the country before Army bootcamp. Six days before being sworn in, I lost my left leg (AK) in a motorcycle accident in 1969, age 20; pronounced dead on arrival. I woke up in hospital with […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    Hi! My name is Hollyn and I am a sixteen-year-old right leg amputee. I was born missing the tibia bone in my right leg which required amputation at the knee. When I was almost three, I was fortunate enough to have this surgery provided by the Shriners’ Hospital for Children. Their team was skilled, patient […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    May 2022 — The Denver-based Limb Preservation Foundation (LPF) is offering scholarships for students in the Rocky Mountain Region who are battling or have battled limb-threatening conditions. The Extremity Educational Scholarship Awards are for college, graduate school or vocational education students who are patients and/or survivors who have battled or are battling a limb-threatening condition […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    By Joe Guzzardi Between August 1 and August 5, 1945, the Washington Senators played five consecutive double headers. In a normal season, a scheduling burden of that magnitude wouldn’t have mattered much to the lowly Senators. But in 1945, the “first in love, first in war, and last in the American League” Senators were in […]
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    The post Mental Health Webinar: How to Achieve a Healthy Mind appeared first on THRIVE – Amputee Coalition Blog.
  • by Lobna Abdllatif
    Amanda Woodson – Government Relations Specialist The Amputee Coalition Government Relations Team thanks all those who joined the 2022 Advocacy Forum. We hope you enjoyed our three hour- long programs that featured our staff and wonderful guest speakers. Even though Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM) and Advocacy Forum are over, advocacy is […]