Amputee Empowerment Partners
Life becomes a little easier when you’ve got a friend who really understands.
From an older person with diabetes to a teenage survivor of a traumatic injury, most new amputees feel alone, isolated. Sharing experiences, challenges and fears with another amputee can reveal solutions, hope and new possibilities.
Losing a limb is overwhelming. In the beginning, most people have more questions than answers, more uncertainty than hope.
Amputee Empowerment Partners is a diverse group of people who have first-hand experience with limb loss. Having successfully adjusted to life with limb loss, these peer visitors are available to give support and encouragement to new amputees, their families and loved ones.
Who We Are
Amputee Empowerment Partners are individuals who want to share their stories in order to help someone else in a similar situation.
In addition to their personal experiences with limb loss, they participate in a comprehensive training program that prepares them to become certified peer visitors.
What We Do
- Visit in person, over the phone or online
- Visit with family members or other loved ones
- Meet with parents who are expecting a child with a limb deficiency
- Answer a range of basic questions about the recovery process, using a prosthesis, and the concerns of daily living
- Provide emotional support, including an understanding of the grieving process
- Share information and resources, printed materials, and videos
"I believe it is extremely helpful to talk to or see someone who has been through or is going through a similar situation as you are facing. I love to see all the activities that the amputee community are still enjoying and them showing others that life does not have to end after facing an adversity, such as an amputation."
Certified AEP Peer Visitor
2010 Amputees Across America Rider
EmpoweringAmputees.org is a password-protected, monitored online community for anyone affected by limb deficiency or amputation. This community is rapidly growing and includes amputees, parents, siblings, friends, care givers and healthcare providers. The goal to support one another drives the community with motivational videos, discussions, forums and blogs.
Join us today! EmpoweringAmputees.org