We hope you can use this section to find information helpful to you or a family member who has questions regarding a current prosthesis, problems with a prosthesis, or any other questions that may be involved in limb loss recovery.
Allosource is a national non-profit business that manufactures tissue from donors for use in medical procedures.
Provides grants for people ages 16-36 who are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Covers a wide range of needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, rent, utilities, car and health insurance premiums, IVF treatments, integrative therapies, travel expenses, and medical hair pieces. Grants range from $500-$1,500, and applications should be completed by an oncology social worker, doctor’s office, or patient navigator. Application window is June – July (about a three week period), and awards are granted in August. Check the website for their guidelines before contacting the foundation.
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Has online searchable resource database where you can search for numerous types of assistance (financial help, support groups, screenings, etc.). Offers Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States that provide cancer patients and their caregivers. Offers transportation support through its volunteer program, Road to Recovery, to help patients get to and from treatment.
Website providing extensive information about types of cancer, treatment options, current research and resources for patients and families.
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals.
American Trauma Society (ATS) is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury
Provides education and support to individuals with amputations and their family members. Offers numerous fact sheets, including Financial Assistance for Prosthetic Services, Durable Medical Equipment, and Other Assistive Devices. Offers a camp and $1,000 college scholarship.
New York, NY
Professional oncology social workers providing free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, including their caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.