August 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm #608
Below are links to various support groups, youth camps, and scholarship sites I have found around the web which focus on ABS and/or limb differences and shared as a resource collection only. UB and its author are not affiliated with these sites nor responsible for anything posted on them. I have copied tidbits from each site to give you an idea of what each is about (no copywrite issues intended, credit to each site author).
Adventure Amputee Camp: Adventure Amputee Camp is an east-coast based organization located in the mountains of North Carolina that offers both winter and summer camps for children with limb loss or difference. “The mission of the Adventure Amputee Camp is to encourage children with amputations or limb differences to stretch their potential and imagination, and explore all that is possible. Depending on the season, camp activities may include river rafting, high ropes, water skiing or snow skiing and snow boarding. All activities are modified as necessary to meet the ability and interest level of each camper. Other activities (which can include bowling, crafts, games, swimming, horseback riding, biking and winter tubing) may be less physically stressful, yet provide many campers an experience that was previously untried, unobtainable, or unimaginable.”
AmpuCamp: “AmpuCamp is an Atlanta-based organization/support group/event providing vital support, encouragement and resources to anyone personally affected by or caring for someone with limb loss/difference via on-site and online connectivity.”
Bridge II Sports: At Bridge II Sports, our mission is to educate, develop, and implement opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities to play individual, team, and recreational sports. As a nonprofit organization, we collaborate with community partners throughout the region and state to provide equipment, coaching, team coordination, and play space so people of all ages and abilities can participate in team and individual sports.
Camp No Limits: Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families.
FinAid (Financial Aid for students with disabilities): This site will help find information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.
Jordan Thomas Foundation: The Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence and serves as a caring resource, advocate and support system for the children and their families.
Limbs For Life:The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Miracle Limbs: Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion, a Florida non-profit corporation is the vision of Bob Ayres, an above the knee amputee. This organization provides support to his fellow amputees so that they may more easily navigate the physical, psychological and financial hurdles that accompany the experience of losing a limb. Miracle Limbs answers a severe need not fully addressed in the non-profit community.
Our mission is to actively seek pre and post surgery patients, providing them full and tailored support in the areas of professional and peer counseling, financial assistance when needed, local support group development, and referrals to credible and well-respected specialists and organizations to support their emotional and physical needs.
Miracle Limbs is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) Founded in 1999, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.
Never Say Never Foundation: The Never Say Never Foundation is a non profit organization focusing on amputee athletes. Efforts include mentoring and sponsoring athletes, fund raising, hosting adaptive events and stunt shows, motivational speaking, and providing disabled youth with the necessary tools to compete at the highest level of sports.
Peg Leg Pirates, Inc.: Our Mission Is To Support Amputees. The Krewe has been able to do this by providing hand-cycles and tricycles that are custom made, home renovation, scholarships and numerous other ways of meeting their needs. We do not discriminate in any way. Our amputees come in all sizes and shapes, from near and far, young to old and everything in between. Our only requirement is that the individual be an amputee. We have been able to help amputees locally, regionally, state wide, nationally and internationally.
P.L.A.Y. Foundation: Empowering qualified amputee candidates with a financial grant focused on athletics, education and the arts is our unique function to the amputee community. The fund is designed to allow amputees to customize their grant request based on the interests and goals of the beneficiary.
Shriners Hospital: Shriners Hospitals for Children provide care for children in specialty areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
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