Meet Paul Deines, Member of LIM359-Denver!

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Paul Deines has been an enthusiastic, 50-something member of LIM359 for the past year. He has been living with with limb loss since 2011 when, after stepping on a nail, infection swept through his foot. In just over a month, Paul lost first a toe, then his foot, and finally his leg due to the infection that ensued.

However, very little keeps Paul from creating, pursuing, and accomplishing his personal and professional goals. For example, he has made a career of expressing his creative side through his lifelong passion for photography. See bluedolphinfotography.smugmug.com/ for more thought-provoking samples.

Paul spends considerable time and effort in pursuit of his passion, sometimes traveling alone in the hunt for the perfect shot. Last fall, for example, when he shot scenic photos of aspens in their stunning gold colors. On a personal level, however, when he’s back in the big city, Paul greatly values LIM359 events, where he can put aside all else and just hang out with other members.

Bottom line? Paul enjoys attending LIM359 events for the chance it offers him to interact with other amputees in an unpretentious, straightforward setting. That said, he may well have found a good home for those traits, given the group’s open and unpretentious nature.

Interested in meeting Paul and/or other LIM359 members? The next LIM359 event is afternoon mini golf, April 25, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Are you interested in sharing a little about yourself with other LIM359 members? I can help! I am actively seeking LIM359 members who might wish to make some new acquaintances or even rekindle old ones. Just e-mail me your contact information at rmediting@gmail.com, and I’ll provide all the details.

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Group Photo from LIM359-Tallahassee’s March Event at Grace Stables!

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Another Great Resource for Amputees

Check out Amplitude Media & their e-newsletter by clicking the picture below:

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Invitation to Participate in the University of Puget Sound’s Limb Loss Study

Effect of Parental Limb Loss on Parenting and Child Function

 What does the study involve?

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of parental amputation on child psychological function and parenting stress. This study uses an online survey consisting of 85 questions. Anyone who has experienced limb loss within the past 5 years and has a child in the home under the age of 18 may participate in this study.

 How long does it take?

The study consists of about 85 questions and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

 What do I get for being in the study?

You will be able to participate in psychology research first-hand on a topic that currently has very little research with the hopes that this knowledge will help families with limb loss in the future.

 How do I participate?

Enter the link of the study below into your web browser and take the survey online

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/limblossresearch

Questions about this study may be directed to Dr. Sarah Heavin at sheavin@pugetsound.edu

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March 2015 Issue of the Amputee Coalition’s LimbLine

Amputee Coalition LimbLine

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Amputee Coalition

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Limb Loss Resource Center

April Is Limb Loss Awareness Month!
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month (LLAM), and for April 2015 the Amputee Coalition has numerous ways for you to get involved. This year, Show Your Mettle Day will be on Saturday, April 25. Continue reading…

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Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference Program

Preliminary Conference Program Updated!
Register Now for the 2015 National Conference

Check out our Web site for a peek at the updated program for the Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference.

Once again, our Conference will feature the following sessions/clinics:

  • Living With Your Level of Limb Loss” sessions for individuals with unilateral below-knee, bilateral below-knee, unilateral above-knee and hemipelvectomy/hip disarticulation amputations, as well as sessions for caregivers and children
  • Roundtable discussions for men, women, caregivers and members of the LGBT community
  • Amputee Sport and Performance Clinic
  • Bilateral Above-Knee Mobility Clinic
  • A Gait Analysis Clinic
  • An exclusive session track for individuals with upper-limb amputation.

Additionally, we are proud to offer exciting sessions on the following topics:

  • Safety in the Home
  • Virtual Support and Education Through Second Life
  • Sports Prosthetics 101
  • Insurance Fairness
  • Navigating the VA System

We are still working hard to finalize the Conference program. Additional sessions may be added, so check back for additional updates and information about this exciting event.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from leading experts in amputee care and rehabilitation. Register today for the Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference, July 23–25 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona. Be a part of the only event in the country where being an amputee is the norm, not the exception.

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Amputee Running & Mobility Clinic on May 2nd

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

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