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Recreation and Sports: Disability Specific: Amputation and Limb Differences

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Active Amp is an on-line connection for amputees with an active lifestyle. Via their website they offer an amputee sports directory with many sports and activities including fishing, sled hockey, sailing, skateboarding and many more. The site also includes an entire guide on information on prosthetics and technology, geared toward allowing the amputee to understand the products that are available and to make informed decisions. Also included is a listing of toys and tools that aid in maintaining an active lifestlye, general resource listings and a special section for children amputees.

Amputee Web Site claims to be the most popular amputee oriented site on the Internet. This website has a great listing of Amputee Sport Resources on the Net including Athletics, Soccer, Cycling, Scuba Diving, Basketball, Golf, Sailing, Powered Chutes and much more. This site also has information about the Prosthetic Components to accomplish your goals. There is also general information, information on phantom sensation and pain, videos, books and magazines and much more on-line information for the amputee.

New Sign 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 elie@runningforhope.com


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