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Limb Loss Awareness


Let's celebrate what those with limb loss gain.

The term "Limb Loss Awareness" clearly reflects the perspective of someone who has not experienced limb loss, as anyone who has experienced it firsthand would be most decidedly aware of it. This is a great way to marshall support from the general population for those dealing with limb loss, and it has worked with many other causes.

While we're bringing needed attention to the issues of limb loss, I'd like to propose we also acknowledge another kind of awareness. Call it "Lack of Limb Loss Awareness Month." And use it to showcase the achievements, big and small, of the countless men, women and children who have experienced limb loss and not let it slow them down. Who have discovered the power of perseverance despite their loss.

Everyday, I see patients like this. Patients whose focus, courage and will I admire greatly. A month dedicated to awareness of what they have lost is terrific. But for me, this month is

a celebration of what they gain.

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