National Amputee Awareness Week (4-11 October), we’re joining our long term partner
Limbs 4 Life to increase support and awareness of the estimated 2,500 children
and young people living with a limb difference nationwide.
born with a limb difference or experiencing an amputation is life-changing and
permanent, not only for the person directly affected but also for their loved
foundation funded Limbs 4 Kids
program is the first of its kind in Australia, providing comprehensive
information and resources for all those who care for children and young people
living with a limb difference.
its launch as a national online service in May 2015, the program has assisted
thousands of families. It facilitates connections between parents offering peer
support as well as access to ‘on demand’ information and resources. Through
targeted campaigns, Limbs 4 Kids also
aims to increase knowledge about childhood limb difference amongst the wider
Check out the video below to hear first hand from some Limbs 4 Kids families.
Amputee Awareness Week is an opportunity for us all to play a part in building
the confidence and resilience of those living with a limb loss. Show your
support by wearing a red Limbs 4 Life ribbon this week. For more information