Celebrating 39 Years – Chair of Trustees Blog

November 2, 2022Blog
Find out More My grasp of Latin has never been a strong point, but as I get older I find myself better understanding the saying: 'tempus fugit', or in other words, time flies! Time certainly flies Wednesday of last week saw the great and the good of the amputee community come together to celebrate the [...]

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 peer support, research and practice – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 6

December 20, 2021Podcast
Find out More In the final episode of series 2, Ella speaks to vascular consultant Dave Bosanquet and LA Volunteer Visitor Lawrence Blomfield who explain the importance of patient involvement and peer support when it comes to limb loss – both from a clinician and patient perspective.  Listen to the full episode below. AmpLAfy was [...]

Prosthetics for all: life for amputees worldwide – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 5

December 19, 2021Podcast
Find out More Ella meets Bex Yearworth, prosthetic technician at PACE rehabilitation and trustee of Legs4Africa and Sarah Hope MBE, co-founder of charity Elizabeth’s Legacy Of Hope. Both women are doing amazing work supporting amputees abroad – and share how you can get involved and help those less fortunate too.  Listen to the full episode [...]