The family of the late Kathy Spozio, an Amputee Coalition board member and activist, presented a $4,500 gift to the Bridge to Ability Scholarship Fund, a program that provides new amputees the financial means to attend the Amputee Coalition’s national conference. The family has pledged additional support annually.
“When Kathy became an amputee she found that her involvement with the Amputee Coalition put her in touch with other amputees, provided her current information, and connected her to healthcare and other professionals,” said Bernie Spozio, husband of the late Kathy Spozio. “It opened a new perspective on life for her, and it empowered her to continue a full and active life. She became passionate about reaching out, helping other amputees, and getting them involved. The donations from our family and friends to establish the Bridge to Ability Scholarship Fund in her honor will embrace her passion to increase amputee knowledge and empowerment…. Our family is extremely grateful for the opportunity to help the Amputee Coalition further their mission.”
The Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Fund will offer scholarships to new amputees for the 2013 Amputee Coalition National Conference.