April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

About the Month

Man with a prosthetic and dog for Limb Loss Awareness Month

Each year, the month of April is observed as Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month to raise awareness about limb loss and honor the millions of people living with limb loss. 

During the month, we encourage our supporters and physician community to reflect, celebrate, remember and raise awareness on behalf of those who have been impacted by a limb-threatening injury or illness.

Throughout the month we also celebrate and extend our gratitude to the medical professionals and groundbreaking organizations that save limbs and lives.

How to Participate in Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

JOIN US FOR A PATIENT JOURNEY SYMPOSIUM

We will host a patient journey symposium focused on practical tips to overcome limb challenges.

Panel participants:

Daniel Lerman, MD, a specialist in the care of adult and pediatric patients with benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissue
Alyssa Liddle, a cancer survivor and amputee
Susan Brochstein, a limb patient caregiver

Hosted by Jenna McMullin, a survivor of a limb-threatening condition, two-time cancer survivor and the VP of Communication for Lockheed Martin Space

When: April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual

Click here to register

Limb Loss Amputee Patient Event Graphic
Social media graphic for limb loss awareness month

SPREAD HOPE BY SHARING YOUR STORY

Share your story of facing limb loss or a limb-threatening injury on social media to inspire others and spread hope. Post a photo of your “mettle” (ie. prosthesis, wheelchair, crutches, cane, etc.) or, if your metal, isn’t visible, share a photo that displays your grit and perseverance. 

Use the hashtags #ShowyourMettle and #LLAM when you post your photo. Be sure to tag @LimbPreservationFoundation!

BECOME A LPF VOLUNTEER TO GIVE HELP

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available for every interest and for people across the Rocky Mountain region. Click here to sign up to become a volunteer today!

MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT POSSIBILITIES FOR THOSE IN NEED

Click here to donate to The Limb Preservation Foundation to support our work caring for those facing limb-threatening conditions. 

You can also set up your own personal fundraising page to allow your friends and family to make a donation to The Limb Preservation Foundation on your behalf. Click here for instructions on how to set up your page.

Limb Loss Can Impact Anyone

It’s important to raise awareness about the impact of limb loss and limb-threatening injuries to help people facing these situations know that they aren’t alone and that there is hope. 

Facts about limb loss: 

  • More than 2 million Americans have experienced limb loss or were born with limb differences and that number is expected to double by 2050. 
  • More than 185,000 amputations are performed each year according to the National Limb Loss Information Center. 
  • Hospital costs associated with amputation total more than $8 million dollars each year. 

Our mission at the Limb Preservation Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals facing limb-threatening conditions due to trauma, tumor or infection. We love to share stories of hope and the possibilities that come from our patient assistance program

Make a Donation

Give possibility to those facing limb loss by helping us reach our $30,000 fundraising goal in April 

How your donation can help: 

$50: Covers the cost of a monthly utility bill for a patient.

$100: Pays for a gas card so a patient can make a visit to the doctor.

$250: Helps cover lodging costs so a family can be with a loved one who is in the hospital for a limb condition.

$500: Helps a family cover a car payment or their insurance costs while the head-of-household is experiencing a limb trauma.

$1,000:  Helps aid with a mortgage payment for a patient experiencing a limb-threatening medical emergency.

$3,500:  Will provide one month of patient assistance grants to meet the needs of multiple patients.

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