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University of Michigan Resources
Armed for the Challenge
One man's story of surviving and thriving as an above elbow amputee. Iron Man athlete Willie Stewart trains to compete in the physically challenged Triathlon USA competition.
Thio, Patricia, and Kent Allison. Armed for the Challenge. Loma Linda, CA: PossAbilities: Distributed by Inland Empire Health Plan, 2007. (DVD; 20 min.)
Patient Support Organizations
Amputee Coalition of American
This organization is a nation, non-profit amputee consumer education organizaton, representing people who have had amputation or were born with limb differences. This organization also provides national support group information.
Call 1-888 -267-5669 for more information.
The National Amputation Foundation
This organization focuses on services for veterans. For more information call (516) 887-3600.
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