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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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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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Would you like to share YOUR story? Rich is here to help!

Calling all Lim359 members! My name is Rich Moreno, and I’ve been an official member of Lim359 since last December. I am a writer by trade and am offering my services to our group. My goal is to write brief bios of Lim359 members for posting on the group’s blog.

Because I am so new to the group, I do not know many of my fellow members yet, though I’d like to. Do you feel the same way? If so, I invite you to introduce yourself by sharing your unique story with us here on this blog. What’s more, you can also learn more about other members by reading their stories. Adding your picture would be great, too!

The best thing about it? It’s easy! Just email your contact information to me at rmediting@gmail.com so that we may set up a block of time to speak by phone. You choose what to tell me, and what picture you’d like to use, and I’ll take it from there. You’ll never need to leave your home/office and nothing we discuss will be posted without your approval first. Even better, there is no right or wrong way to do it!

To give you an idea of what I mean, I have posted my own bio below. So, without further adieu, here’s a little bit more about me:

Colorado has been my home for almost 25 years, nearly half my life. My own experience with limb loss began in August, 2012, when I was involved in an all-too-common bicycle/car accident; A distracted driver pulled his car out in front of me and completely surprised me. In the crash, I sustained nerve damage severe enough to cause complete and indefinite loss of use of my left arm.

After a little over two years with no progress, I’d had enough of dragging around the equivalent of a sack of potatoes from my injured shoulder. Further, it delayed my body’s healing process in general, so I decided  to have the arm amputated at the elbow. Thankfully, I’d already had some time to physically adapt and to emotionally prepare for life with one arm; it made my transition considerably easier.

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I am grateful for the new lease on life I’ve been given, and for the many people I’ve met and continue to meet along the way. This, of course, includes all the new friends I’ve made at Lim359, plus those I’ve yet to meet. From what I’ve seen, Lim359 members are in good company together. Hoping to hear from you soon!

Rich Moreno
RM Editing
rmediting@gmail.com
www.accuverb.com

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Purchase your tickets for Hopfest 2015 now!

Join LIM359 at Coda Brewing Company on June 14th from 1-5 pm to celebrate our 2nd annual Hopfest fundraiser, benefiting LIM359.  We are 100% volunteer-based, so all funds raised go towards supporting the activities we host for our members!  Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door if we have tickets remaining.  Please note that space is limited to 100 people and we anticipate selling out prior to the day of the event.

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Expect more delicious food like that pictured below from Hopfest 2014!

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