Uplifting The Spirit Through Support and Information
The Tennessee Valley Amputee Support Group exists to help amputees prepare for and reclaim their lives through faith, work mentorship, peer support and visitation. We will visit patients both pre-op and post-op in order to help them prepare for an upcoming surgery and become adapted to the changes life will hold for them. We will work with all age ranges from children to seniors and have amputees of all ages with a vast supply of knowledge to help with all needs and questions.
Our vision is to be available to all amputees and their family members at all times in order to assist with any questions throughout pre- surgery, the surgery process and the recovery process. Providing all the knowledge we can so that you can be as informed as possible. We also want to help you to reach the highest quality of life possible through help with understanding the latest technology available for your situation.
We will meet on the second Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm. Meetings will be scheduled till 8:00 pm, however, they will continue as long as needed to insure all questions are answered and all concerns are taken care of as completely as possible. The venue for the meetings will be changed regularly to help make it convenient for everyone possible.
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As many of you know part of what we do as a support group is to try to help provide prosthetic components when someone is unable to get a leg through insurance or by other means.
We have had several individuals that have needed that help lately and therefore we have used a good deal of the components we have had donated.
If you have, or know of someone who may have, prosthetics that are not being used please contact us if you would like to donate them. It is a great blessing to be able to reach out and help others.
I would like to add pictures to our website that are actual pictures of our members living life. Any and all are appreciated and will be added to the website to be viewed by others in hopes they may see that moving forward in life after such a loss is a reality. Anything form sitting on the front porch, watching cars go by to climbing mountains is good. Just make sure they are realistic. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
These links are provided for your convenience and research. You will find more information on prosthetic equipment and the companies who provide some of the most technologically advanced equipment available by visiting our "resources"
Making a Difference
The Barr Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to assist amputees with prosthetic rehabilitation. We provide assistance to amputees domestically and internationally who would otherwise have no other financial resources.
Our mission is to advance education and improve community support for amputees of the world. The Barr Foundation strives to improve the amputee's quality of life through access to proper prosthetic care and by encouraging improvements in the care system.
The Barr Foundation carries out this mission through its efforts to help amputees of the world live healthy and productive lives with dignity.
We would like to thank all those who helped in Rolando's cause and ask that you continue to check back and keep your hearts open for others in need.
I must take a moment here to hopefully explain what the experience of working with others through the support group has meant to myself and the entire support group. We do not hesitate when we find out about someone's need because when God calls we are to answer without hesitation. Following that calling and His lead is the guide that helped all this to come together. If you find yourself in a position to reach out, remember, our paths cross with others because our service is required and our ability is a given gift to use for His calling.
We are going to be setting the group up under a 501C status for the benefit of being able to do fundraising and also to be able to help people in need when we can. This is a process that I am unfamiliar with so if any of you have any experience or can offer any advice, PLEASE HELP. I will post status notes here so you all can track our progress. This is very important for the support group's future as well and the goals and vision we had when first starting the group.
What a wonderful meal provided by the Key family at our last meeting. This was truly a treat and a far cry better then the sandwiches and pasta I usually get.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, IT WAS FANTASTIC
Our next meeting will be held on March 11th, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 We will be holding this meeting at The Orthopaedic Center in Huntsvlle, Al @ 927 Farnklin St. SE
God bless and be blessed by you.
If you need directions or any other information please call me at (256) 509-0163
Once again our thanks go out to Tammy Key and family for all their support and ongoing help with this group. Thanks to Tammy and her desire to see this group grow and be able to reach out to the amputee community channel 48 has done an interview and you can read that by clicking on the link below.
Channel 48 / Above and Beyond
The Amputee Coalition of America is a good resourse for and outreach for living life as an amputee. With meesgae boards where you can discuss things openly with other amputees, magazines and outreach resourses, every amputee should look into this organization and what they have to offer.