Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. They have an informative website offering an information center on limb loss, helpful publications and resources, and a peer support area. To learn more about the coalition, visit their website, call (888) AMP-KNOW (267-5669), or e-mail NLLICinfo@amputee-coalition.org.
Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP) e-community is a free resource for individuals to connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees. AEP e-community provides many different resources, information, guidance, and perspective on issues related to limb loss and limb deficiencies for patients, families, care-givers, co-workers and friends. They have a forum where amputees may share their story, ask questions, or discuss issues related to amputees. Amputee Empowerment Partners; providing encouragement, support and help to those who need a little nudge getting over the hurdles.
Amputee Resource Foundation of America, Inc., based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, offers an informative website with numerous links to amputation-related resources, amputation facts and statistics, and more.
LimbDifferences.org is a comprehensive online resource for families and friends of children with limb differences offering both practical information and emotional support. This site offers a listing of resources as well as a discussion on which you can exchange experiences and ideas.
National Amputation Foundation provides legal counsel, vocational guidance and placement, social activities, liaison with outside groups, psychological aid, and training in the use of prosthetic devices. For more information on how this association can help you, call (516) 887-3600. Running For Hope is a non-profit organization for people from all backgrounds to go beyond their limits and have fun. Through fundraising through run events this organization provides prosthetics or artificial limbs for those in the third world who have lost limbs as a result of war or land mine accidents or some other misfortune and provides the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual assistance needed to regain dignity, respect and hope. It is a mission to bring hope and relief to the hopeless. They provide artificial limbs to people who cannot afford them and special equipment to improve rehabilitation centers and gymnasiums for handicaps. They also enable individuals with all types of disabilities, especially amputees, to participate in mainstream athletics. To find out more about their programs and run events contact Running for Hope 5414 W. Calumet Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223, call (414) 687-1571 or send e-mail to email@example.com
United Amputee Services Association (UASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping amputees across the nation live a fulfilling life with dignity and independence. The association was chosen by the Barr Foundation to implement and run the Barr/United Amputee Assistance Fund (BUAAF). A major thrust of BUAAF is providing financial assistance to amputees that have no other source of funding. For more information, write to them at P.O. Box 4277, Winter Park, FL 32793-4277, or call (407) 359-5500.
Stumps 'R Us is a non-profit, California-based educational and recreational corporation dedicated to "bringing together amputees of any description and their loved ones to learn from each other, exchange information, explore ongoing state-of-the-art technology and share growth, humor and personal experiences." Their website features a guest book in which visitors can share their stories, a joke board, a newsletter and a number of links to other helpful resources. They also offer a number of recreational events throughout the year. For more information, visit their website.
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