You made it !!

Started by Matthew Julian in General. Last reply by Sheryl LaCoursiere Nov 22. 1 Reply

Good Morning everyone !  Congratulations on making it another week !!  It may not have been easy, but you did it !!  Remember to enjoy the little things !!  Keep moving forward !!Continue

Financial prosthetic Help

Started by Vanessa Mitchell in General. Last reply by Johsa Smith, Nat'l Coordinator Oct 25. 3 Replies

Is there any organizations that help with paying for a prosthetic leg. Auto insurance funds have been depleted due The accident that resulted in loss of left leg and broken neck and hospital stay for three months. Health insurance from work ended…Continue

Peer mentoring

Started by Candice Belcourt in General. Last reply by Jillian Okimoto Oct 14. 1 Reply

Hello, does anyone know the process for someone to become a peer mentor?  and what that training looks like?Thanks!CandiceContinue

Blood Blisters LBK with skin graft

Started by Karen Russell in General. Last reply by Karen Russell Oct 4. 4 Replies

Does anyone else get blood blisters after wearing the prosthetic for just an hour?  I had one the size of a silver dollar pop up after just wearing my leg with minimal walking.  Continue

New to all this

Started by Catherine A Bohrman in General. Last reply by Catherine A Bohrman Sep 17. 2 Replies

Hi, I am facing the difficult decision to be in constant excruciating pain in foot/anlke due to arthritic deterioration, or to go forward with bka. And advice, support, things to consider, etc...all welcome.

Looking for answers

Started by Renee House in General. Last reply by Towanda Blake Oct 20. 6 Replies

Hi my name is Reneé and I am a new rbk amputee. I am having extremely bad phantom pains. I have been told I might need a nerve simulator implanted. Have any of you had this done? If so what can you tell me about it? Also I am getting my leg at the…Continue

Women’s shoes for btk amputees

Started by Jodi Pachter in General. Last reply by Clara Clasen Nov 19. 3 Replies

Hi all, is anyone having a challenge of getting shoes other than sneakers?? I cannot seem to get shoes because my prosthetic foot is wider and has a bulkier heel than my real foot. Please help. I want to be able to wear other shoes. Ty!!

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