AmpLAfy Episode 4

March 17, 2021Podcast
When you lose a limb, the reactions from people around you can be varied and unpredictable. Many people simply don’t know what to say. Amputation is a trauma – not just for the individual, but also for their family and friends. Many close family members experience psychological trauma as a result, and may put their [...]

How the LA is here for you during the pandemic

March 9, 2021Blog
We just want to let you know that we are still open for business. It’s important that we all continue to follow the government guidelines around social distancing and, for some of our community, that will mean shielding too. As we all navigate our individual and specific challenges, it’s vital that we stay connected and, [...]

Could you leave a legacy?

March 9, 2021Blog
Gifts in wills are vital in enabling the LA to continue its support for amputees. Legacy commitments have always been so important to the Limbless Association and continue to be a source of income that we are always extremely grateful to receive. Legacy donations enable us to maintain the support services that we offer to [...]

Virtually Speaking During the Pandemic

March 9, 2021Blog
The LA’s Support and Connect Hubs haven’t gone away during lockdown – you’ll now find them online, where they are bringing amputees together virtually. One of the positive outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the rise in people who were previously tentative about technology taking up virtual communication. Across the UK, we’ve seen grandparents [...]

AmpLAfy Episode 3

March 3, 2021Podcast
How to set and achieve goals, from small steps to big dreams. As humans, achieving targets we set ourselves brings natural satisfaction. Think about crossing off a to-do list, finishing the housework, handing in a big project or crossing the finish line of a run. The satisfaction of completion fulfils us all, in many ways, [...]

“Paralympians are used to adapting”

February 27, 2021Blog
With the Japan 2020 Games postponed, sprinter Julie Rogers’ Paralympic dreams are on hold until next year. She explains how she’s remaining positive and determined to succeed. I was born with a congenital condition which meant that the tibia and fibula bones in my right leg didn’t form properly, so it had to be amputated [...]

“The LA has improved my life in so many ways”

February 27, 2021Blog
What’s it like to volunteer for the LA? We ask Ian O’Loughlin, a volunteer visitor at the LA. “The LA has improved my life in so many ways” A friendly atmosphere and rewarding work mean Ian O’Loughlin loves his role as a volunteer at the LA. Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in a [...]

“Leg jokes? I take them in my stride…”

February 27, 2021Blog
Columnist Ella Dove reflects on the reactions she's encountered on her limb-loss journey – the good, the bad and the awkward. A few months after my amputation, I was in the supermarket with my mum. It was the early stages after receiving my first prosthetic leg, and I was walking with crutches. Wobbly and anxious, [...]

AmpLAfy Episode 2

February 17, 2021Podcast
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? When it comes to our appearance, we all have good days and bad days – and this perception of ourselves is a huge determiner of both our mood and our confidence. When you lose a limb, your body changes. It makes sense, therefore, that your [...]

AmpLAfy Episode 1

February 3, 2021Podcast
Whatever your age and whatever the cause of amputation, the psychological impact of losing a limb is huge. With such a seismic and shocking change to life, it’s natural that the mind can be just as affected as the body. In this episode, Tracy Ralph tells her story of losing both her legs and her [...]