April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
The following information was created by the Amputee Coalition at [April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (amputee-coalition.org)]:
“Your Ordinary is Extraordinary”
Join the Amputee Coalition in celebration of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM), April 1-30, 2022. Themed, “Your Ordinary is Extraordinary,” LLLDAM spotlights the limb loss and limb difference community and the vital need to support efforts that advance equitable medical access, care, and coverage.
The obstacles that people living with limb loss and/or limb difference must overcome are no easy feats. As they adapt to a new way of living, amputees experience victories daily in simple areas of life. During 2022 LLLDAM, we celebrate the small and big wins within our community. We would like our community to know, “Your Ordinary is Extraordinary.”
By approaching each day of life with the fundamental willpower to thrive, our community members champion human strength by persisting. COVID-19 has exacerbated mental, physical, emotional, and social problems for all humans, and while our community members experienced grave setbacks during this time, they still find ways to thrive. It may seem so ordinary as amputees go about their lives, but their ordinary is extraordinary.
#WeTHRIVE Share Your Story
Join our #WeTHRIVE campaign where we look to capture 500 STORIES in April! This unique campaign is encouraging the limb loss and limb difference community, family, and friends to share with the world what has helped them to remain resilient over this past year.
Raise awareness of the resilience, strength, and courage that people living with limb loss and limb difference must transform their ordinary into extraordinary. To participate, share what you have done to remain resilient using the hashtag #WeTHRIVE on social media; encouraging others to do the same.
HOW DO #WETHRIVE AND REMAIN RESILIENT?
Upload your videos through our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages using #WeTHRIVE and tag the Amputee Coalition. (Example text to include with social media posts: I support Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month! #WeTHRIVE.)