Crispin’s Story: If I can do it, they can.

June 20, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Crispin was 18 when he lost his hand in a factory accident. He didn’t know any other amputees and it was only in 2021 while training to become a Volunteer Visitor that he spoke to another amputee for the first time… I adapted “I lost my left hand in 1989 in a [...]

Alvin’s Story: Tapping into life experience is raw knowledge

June 7, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Alvin was in his late twenties when a motorcycle accident led to significant injury and 5 years of pain. Here, he shares his story about making the difficult decision to have elective surgery and become an amputee, and how the Volunteer Visitor role has inspired him to support others… ‘Before my accident, [...]

The Limbless Association Supports Patrick’s Recovery

May 16, 2022Blog
Find out More When Patrick Kelly had a double-amputation, it was a life-changing experience, but support from the Limbless Association has helped him get his life back on track.   Patrick is a retired electrical engineer and lives in Corby with his wife Evelyn. After years of discomfort and pain from an old injury to [...]

Show your LAove for the LA this month!

February 14, 2022Blog
Find out More Today is VaLAntine’s Day, but we’re spreading LAove throughout all of February! Our LAove campaign aims to make you smile, feel the love and share your love to help us ensure that no amputee need cope alone. Go to our LAove page or follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for [...]

The power of the pen

September 28, 2021Blog
Find out More LA trustee and young ambassador lead Ella Dove explains the benefits of writing for wellbeing You don’t have to be a writer to find solace in writing. When I embarked on a 10-week course in Therapeutic And Reflective Writing with the Professional Writing Academy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. As an [...]

Enjoy more with Motability

August 12, 2021Blog
Our Virtually Speaking themed talks on Zoom have proved popular with our members: evaluation shows that 100% of respondents would recommend them to other amputees and their families. Last month, we were joined by Delia Ray, Harry Morgan-James and Robert Parker from Motability Operations who gave an informative talk about the Motability Scheme. They explained [...]

Get Moving with the Keep Moving Project

July 16, 2021Blog, Virtually Speaking
On Tuesday 20th July at 7pm, our friends at the Keep Moving Project are running an evening session of their popular online seated exercise class on Zoom, exclusively for LA members as part of our Support & Connect Virtually Speaking Programme.  This exercise programme has been specifically designed for amputees and is based on pioneering [...]

The difference the LA has made

July 15, 2021Blog
Our Chair of Trustees, David Rose, was interviewed on the Tony Fisher show on BBC Radio Essex on Tuesday 6th July. David talked about his early experiences as an amputee after losing his right leg in a motorbike accident and his problems with phantom limb pain since his amputation. He explained how the Limbless Association [...]