Inspire to Elevate During Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), providing us with a valuable opportunity to support the community and raise awareness about the millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference.
Inspire to Elevate
Hanger Clinic is celebrating by hosting a Virtual Recognition Board, where members of the community can recognize a fellow community member who embodies the Amputee Coalition’s 2023 theme “Inspire to Elevate.”
Throughout the month of April, the Recognition Board will be updated with photos and submissions highlighting the impact members of the limb loss and limb difference community have had on one another. This could be a friend whose passion for adaptive sports encouraged you to try something new, someone you follow on social media who motivates you to never give up, your amputee peer mentor, or anyone who inspires you to elevate.
Follow Hanger’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter) for updates about the campaign, and scroll through the Recognition Board to learn more about people changing lives in the community. View the full press release.
What You Need to Know About Limb Loss & Limb Difference
According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 2.7 million people live with limb loss or limb difference in the U.S., and by 2050, the number is expected to nearly double. The most common causes of limb loss are vascular disease, trauma, and cancer, and it affects people of all backgrounds, income levels, and ages.
Facts About Limb Loss
Discover more about the common causes of limb loss and limb difference, and opportunities to overcome challenges and embrace life.
About Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
The Amputee Coalition founded Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month in 2010 giving the limb loss and limb difference community a platform and a voice. Throughout the month and all year long, the organization supports those with limb loss through numerous activities, resources, advocacy, and action.
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