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Amputee Support Group

Amputee support groups are now IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL! Please call 919-350-8903 for more information or contact Beth Soto at bsoto@wakemed.org or Wendy Dunn at wdunn@wakemed.org.

WakeMed Amputee Support Group 

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month 
4 to 5 pm 
WakeMed Raleigh Campus 
Conference Dining 

Rehabilitation Hospital 
3000 New Bern Avenue 
Raleigh, NC  27610 
For information, call 919-350-8903

WakeMed Amputee Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program allows patients who have experienced an amputation to talk with individuals who have had a similar medical experience.

How does the program work?

During your hospital stay, WakeMed can match you with a Peer Supporter and can arrange for an informal visit during which the Peer Supporter will talk with you about what they experienced, both during their hospitalization and upon return home, and answer your questions. The goal of the program is to provide you with a resource for information about what to expect from your medical condition and to help prepare you for the future. See your case manager or therapist for details about participating in this program.

Additional Amputee Support Groups & Resources

Amputee Coalition of America – Offers educational articles divided by education site, support and advocacy for individuals with limb loss and their family members. There is an online discussion board for amputees accessible from this site. They offer peer support on-line. 
1-888-AMP-KNOW (267-5669) 
900 East Hill Ave., Suite 205 - Knoxville, TN 37915

Amputee Empowerment Partners – Online resource for information and guidance on limb loss for patients, caregivers, coworkers and friends. Online blogs and support can be accessed from this site. Peer mentors can also arrange for in person visits to patients and family members. 

Bridge 2 Sports – A non-profit organization which aims to create opportunities for children and adults who are physically challenged to play team and individual sports. 
4122 Bennett Memorial Rd #109 
Durham, NC 27705 

Limbs for Life Foundation – A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. Patient assistance application is on their website. 
218 E Main St 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

National Amputee Golf Association – Provides golf clinics and tournaments for people with physical disabilities. 
701 Orkney Ct 
Smyrna, TN 37167

Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation – Offers information on health and fitness programs geared toward individuals with limb loss. Also aims to raise public awareness and provide continuing education for allied health professionals working with amputees. 
13303 Hunting Birds Lane 
Charlotte, NC 28278 

StepForward Prosthesis Training Program – Learning the right way to use your prosthesis with a structured program will help you reach your full potential with your new limb. 
Call WakeMed Rehabilitation at 919-350-7876 to get started!

Triangle Amputee Support Group – Meets in the Library at the Stedman Bldg., Duke Center for Living Campus, 3475 Erwin Rd, Durham NC 27705 the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Call 919-668-0135 for more information.