February General Body Meeting
Guest Speaker: Daniel Carroll
T-shirts or sale $12
Lab space in Dougherty 210 will be ready later this month:
An infographic will be sent to all later with steps to follow.
Steps to follow to pursue a patent:
Daniel Carroll- Amputee Coalition Events and Training Coordinator
Amputee Coalition is the leading non profit organization for empowering people with limb losses and raising awareness. Their programs include people with limb loss or limb difference as well as their caregivers and family members.
888-267-5669 ext. 1
2.1 million people in the US are living with a limb difference of loss. Only 1,558 of these are due to military involvement. The leading cause of limb loss is diabetes.
The Amputee Coalition’s peer program was just rated the number 1 peer program in the United States. This program is about being a human.
The Amputee Coalition is paving the way for designating the month of April as Limb Loss/Limb Difference awareness month.
There are over 800 support groups, and that the program is centered in Knoxville.
Nearly 1400 attendees
Over 85 educational sessions
202 national conference- DC Aug 19
The best part about the conference is the relationships made.
Youth Con 2020 is a camp for kids with a limb loss or limb difference focusing on STEM and athletic activities.
Not a luxury- it's not a luxury to have your limbs. (They are moving away from this hashtag, however)
Amputee Coalition Youth Camp:
Born just right- nonprofit focusing on kids developing their own “life-hack” devices
These meeting notes are brought to you by the Life Without Limits Secretary, Sam Jurek.