Location: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital- Lau Conference Room
Description: The Amputee Coalition is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to “reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention”. Madonna has partnered with the Amputee Coalition to provide increased peer support. Madonna will use the materials and guidelines developed by the Coalition for the peer visitor training, and will require all amputee peer visitors to complete the training within the next year.
Peer visitors are volunteers who have adjusted well to limb loss and lead full lives. They have lived with limb loss for at least one year and believe that peer support is a vital part of the recovery process. If you are interested in being a peer visitor please complete the application and return it to Amber Herrington no later than April 1st (A limited number of applications will be accepted, but there will be future training sessions if needed).