There are many roads that lead to limb loss and the needs of someone facing or choosing amputation are very different from emergent situations. If your amputation is a result of disease, these links may help.
- American Cancer Society – cancer.org
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensures they have a presence in every community.
- American Diabetes Association – diabetes.org diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk
This organization leads the fight against the consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, deliver services to hundreds of communities, and provide objective and credible information.
- Cancer Survivors' Fund – cancersurvivorfund.org
Provides scholarships for young cancer survivors, by giving them a new purpose and meaning in life and enables them to continue their college education. Cancer Survivors' Fund also provides prosthetic limbs to disadvantaged young adults.
- Diabetes HealthSense – ndep.nih.gov
Provides easy access to resources to help you live well and meet your goals—whether you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease.
- Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative – sarcomahelp.org
The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative works with individuals, families, communities and medical teams around the world to offer support, to provide expert information and to fund promising sarcoma research.
- Sepsis Alliance – sepsisalliance.org
The main goal for Sepsis Alliance and the people who work behind the scenes is to raise sepsis awareness so it can be prevented, detected, and treated early.