Abled Amputees of America

Abled Amputees of America Abled Amputees of America is a nonprofit corporation. Our mission is to make outpatient physical and occupational therapy possible for amputees needing financial support, while promoting wellness in body, mind and spirit.

A non-profit organization formed to inspire, support and educate. Our main purpose is to give those with limb loss real hope for the future by helping them grow in body, mind and spirit.

A non-profit organization formed to inspire, support and educate. Our main purpose is to give those with limb loss real hope for the future by helping them grow in body, mind and spirit.

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Don't forget .....It's AAA Fake Leg Friday!
10/01/2021

Don't forget .....It's AAA Fake Leg Friday!

AAA Lighter Side - Good morning!
09/30/2021

AAA Lighter Side - Good morning!

AAA Lighter Side - Good morning!

AAA Inspiration  - Precious! From world of babies on IG.
09/23/2021

AAA Inspiration - Precious!

From world of babies on IG.

AAA Inspiration - Precious!

From world of babies on IG.

Happy Madalyn Monday!  Too cute!
09/20/2021

Happy Madalyn Monday! Too cute!

Happy Madalyn Monday! Too cute!

AAA Inspiration
09/19/2021

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It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday!  Post your pics.
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It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday! Post your pics.

It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday! Post your pics.

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09/14/2021

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09/06/2021
It's finally Friday!
09/03/2021

It's finally Friday!

It's finally Friday!

Have a great Madalyn Monday!
08/30/2021

Have a great Madalyn Monday!

Our Governor has not proclaimed a half mast, but we feel it is quite fitting.  God please protect and bless our troops.
08/26/2021

Our Governor has not proclaimed a half mast, but we feel it is quite fitting. God please protect and bless our troops.

Our Governor has not proclaimed a half mast, but we feel it is quite fitting. God please protect and bless our troops.

Let the games begin!
08/25/2021

Let the games begin!

The Pool Queen has arrived in Tokyo 👑

#TokyoParalympics (📸 IG/Jessica Long)

Have a wonderful Madalyn Monday!
08/23/2021

Have a wonderful Madalyn Monday!

Have a wonderful Madalyn Monday!

Happy Madalyn Monday!
08/16/2021

Happy Madalyn Monday!

Happy Madalyn Monday!

AAA Inspiration!
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AAA LIGHTER SIDE!
08/07/2021

AAA LIGHTER SIDE!

AAA LIGHTER SIDE!

It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday!
08/06/2021

It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday!

It’s AAA Fake Leg Friday!

08/04/2021

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. .”

07/31/2021

Questions: Have you ever used a TENS unit to control your pain? Did it work?

AAA LIGHTER SIDE ~ Ahhhhh Summertime….
07/27/2021

AAA LIGHTER SIDE ~ Ahhhhh Summertime….

AAA LIGHTER SIDE ~ Ahhhhh Summertime….

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07/21/2021

Wednesday words of Wisdom
Never let somebody waste
your time, twice.

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Abled Amputees of America, a not for profit organization formed to inspire, support and educate. Our main purpose is to give those with limb loss, real hope for their future by helping them grow in body, mind and spirit. A community created to en-Able persons who have lost a limb through birth, disease or surgery, to grow stronger and be able. Hello, my name is Doug Durham RN. Founder of Abled Amputees. I was physically disabled as a child, suffering from a brittle bone syndrome, which led to more hospitalizations than I care to count. I was blessed to have been raised in a Christian home. So, with God's help and the support of my family, I learned to take my problems in stride. I grew to learn that my life is as meaningful as any life ever created. People spoke to me of hope and peace that was out there somewhere... all I had to do was find it.  Spending a good part of my childhood encased in a body cast, lying in a hospital bed, I taught myself to play the guitar, to entertain myself. At age 16, I became a right AKA. As my health improved, my guitar playing soared, and allowed me to start a career in music that lasted many years. Music was a perfect distraction from all I had endured yet it was not providing the piece I was seeking. I somehow knew that true happiness would never be mine as long as there were others out there who needed what I had found. God kept nudging me and He wouldn't leave me alone. For this I am very thankful.  More than 25 years ago, I finally answered the call as I started my studies in behavioral health nursing. God and I have helped many, many people gain control over anxiety and depression, obesity, diabetes and drug and alcohol addictions. Now, my energy is focused on the amputee world, striving to make a real difference in their lives. This is what I was meant for! This is how I can help you: by coaching not only the body you live in and the mind which governs it, but your spirit in your heart as well. It works. I know. For your safety and well-being, you should consult you MD, Physical therapist and or Prosthetist before using any of the information and tips given on this page. Abled Amputees is not responsible for any injury or any cause of bodily harm do to information on this page. Thanks you, Doug Durham RN, Amputee Life Coach.

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When I wrote this article I had returned home and found my five falls delayed my ability to heal. I knew I was facing a major depression and didn’t just want to have an anti-depressant turn all my feelings into cardboard. I wanted to address not taking charge of my recovery. With the pandemic still in full swing, it also contributes to feeling depressed. Hope your reading this empowers you to deal with your situation. https://amputee.coach/?s=How+to+Reduce+Post-Amputation+Depression
I am getting discouraged from being told it’s just Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome. After my amputation, I had to rebuild my life making it more resilient and resistant to despair. I wrote this article to prove to myself that my physical recovery helped me deal with the pandemic. Let me know if you feel that your amputation and its recovery made it easier for you to endure COVID. https://amputee.coach/url-cafe-48w-acd/
[Image: A woman reads with two young children] ABLE with ASL! is a fun video on the English by Eye YouTube channel. YouTube: English by Eye: ASL + English videos help everyone learn! Made to encourage Deaf children with reading - fun for all! Want voice-over text? Easy! Hit 3 dots (…) BELOW video - then Open Transcript.
Using Your Amputee Skills to Coping with the Pandemic I never thought that the pandemic would rebound with the super contagious delta variant. The rates of infection have gone sky-high. In one day Florida reported 21,683 new cases with 10,207 new hospitalizations. I wrote this article to share the skills I learned in my recovery that I found helpful in dealing with the pandemic. While you are checking out this article feel free to look for other ones dealing with the psychological aspects of recovering from an amputation. #amputee skills cope with pandemic #amputee skills make pandemic bearable #amputee skills make pandemic skills.
Using Your Amputee Skills to Coping with the Pandemic I never thought that the pandemic would rebound with the super contagious delta variant. The rates of infection have gone sky-high. In one day Florida reported 21,683 new cases with 10,207 new hospitalizations. I wrote this article to share the skills I learned in my recovery that I found helpful in dealing with the pandemic. While you are checking out this article feel free to look for other ones dealing with the psychological aspects of recovering from an amputation. #amputee skills cope with pandemic #amputee skills make pandemic bearable #amputee skills make pandemic skills.
Using Your Amputee Skills to Coping with the Pandemic We never thought that the pandemic would rebound with the super contagious delta variant. The rates of infection have gone sky-high. In one day Florida reported 21,683 new cases with 10,207 new hospitalizations. This article was edited and refreshed. It deals with the amputee skills that help us get through the pandemic curtain call or so we hope. The website has lots of information on how to deal with the psychological aspects of recovering from an amputation. Check it out on my free website that has lots of other articles on psychological problems amputees face. #amputee skills cope with pandemic #amputee skills make pandemic bearable #amputee skills make pandemic skills.
We never thought that the pandemic would rebound with the super contagious delta variant. The rates of infection have gone sky high. In one day Florida reported 21,683 new cases with 10,207 new hospitalizations. This article was edited and refreshed. It deals with the amputee skills that help us get through the pandemic curtain call or so we hope. The website has lots of information on how to deal with the psychological aspects of recovering from an amputation. Check it out on my free website that has lots of other articles on psychological problems amputees face. #amputee skills cope with pandemic #amputee skills make pandemic bearable #amputee skills make pandemic skills. https://amputee.coach/amputees-learn-skills-to-deal-with-a-pandemic
We never thought that the pandemic would rebound with the super contagious delta variant. The rates of infection have gone sky-high. In one day Florida reported 21,683 new cases with 10,207 new hospitalizations. This article was edited and refreshed. It deals with the amputee skills that help us get through the pandemic curtain call or so we hope. The website has lots of information on how to deal with the psychological aspects of recovering from an amputation. Check it out on my free website that has lots of other articles on psychological problems amputees face. #amputee skills cope with pandemic #amputee skills make pandemic bearable #amputee skills make pandemic skills. https://amputee.coach/amputees-learn-skills-to-deal-with-a-pandemic
With the return of the pandemic, its fatigue syndrome is also coming back. What I wrote almost a year ago is still relevant. Amputee Skills Beat Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome. Skills in social isolation, having good habits like mask-wearing, learning to cope with reduced mobility all make fighting Pandemic Fatigue Syndrome easy in comparison. #amputation skills reduce pandemic fatigue syndrome, #after an amputation pandemic is easy, #amputee skills make pandemic easier, #amputee’s have an edge during pandemic, #Pandemic easier for amputees https://amputee.coach/url-cafe-48w-acd/
Anybody have a prosthetist you love in San Diego, south county? Frustrated with with the availability of mine. Loved my old one, but he moved further north, and I moved further south, so switched. Now having scheduling challenges.