Around the Web: National Resources

The American Amputee Foundation Inc. (AAF) was established in 1975 as a national information clearinghouse and referral center serving amputees, their families, and care providers. The foundation researches and gathers information on amputation including studies, product information, available services, self-help publications, and hundreds of articles concerning amputation and related conditions.

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, nonprofit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Amputees in Motion International (AIM) is a nonprofit organization in California that provides a list of resources and information.

The National Amputation Foundation was founded in 1919 by veterans with amputation. More recently, it has expanded its services to include civilians with amputation. The organization provides peer support,information and manages an equipment loan closet.

Oandp.com provides orthotics and prosthetics information for professionals and consumers, with the goal of improving the quality of care provided by O&P professionals and the quality of life of their patients.

Support Groups

Madonna offers a support and educational group as part of the amputation program. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Lau Room on our Lincoln Campus.  Contact Amber Herrington at by calling 402.413.3884 or send an email to aherrington@madonna.org.

Peer Support

Madonna works with the Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit 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," to train volunteers for peer support. 

Peer support 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.

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