April Is Limb Loss Awareness Month
March 17, 2017
The Amputee Coalition has designated April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. Throughout the month, events and other activities will increase awareness, educate the public and policymakers, and celebrate the limb-loss and limb-difference community.
In conjunction with its efforts in April, the Amputee Coalition is also launching a campaign, Amplify, to encourage people with limb loss and limb difference, their allies, families, and friends to advocate for the right to medically appropriate care.
"Speaking up for yourself and speaking out for others is critical now more than ever," said Jack Richmond, president and CEO. "With access to appropriate care being so vital to reaching your full potential, and since I live with limb loss, I am especially passionate about amplifying issues of prominence and raising the voice of our community."