Speaking to another amputee can make a real difference to your recovery and ease your concerns. We call this type of assistance Peer Support.
Following surgery, you will need time to recover. It is also a time to set goals about your journey ahead. Here, we help to guide you through the process to navigate your pathways forward.
Effectively managing your short and long term health will lead to better outcomes and prevent future problems.
Getting the right kind of prosthesis to suit your lifestyle needs and daily level of activity is important.
People are often concerned about the costs involved in getting a prosthesis. In Australia, there are a number of different funding schemes and it can be easy to get confused and to know what you are eligible for.
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Personal Stories /
Each day I face the same two key challenges, these being complete blindness and a below-the-knee amputation.
Elly’s Limb Deficiency Story
Richard McCarthy a man on a mission. Richard shares his personal journey of amputation and his continued love for adventure
Glenn Bedwell speaks of his journey with osseointegration including the positives, negatives and everything in between.
John Keighran shares his story of amputation, so that others living with diabetes can be sure to keep an eye on any bodily changes.
South Australian, Peter Stringer, first became an amputee in 2016 after losing his right leg due to Type 2 Diabetes.
Arav was born with limb differences affecting all four of his limbs, something that wasn’t discovered until after his birth.
Claire was born with a limb difference but that didn't stop her from achieving her dreams.
Kath is a Peer Support Volunteer, keen member of the amputee golfing community and a person who is not afraid to try new things.
David and Sharon
On the beat
Making a splash
It was a nice day for a ride out of town.
No turning back
I developed Pneumococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning)
To Kokoda and back
Trauma from a partner's perspective
I was born with a crooked tibia bone.
Living with limb differences – a journey from childhood to adulthood
Living with limb difference since childhood
Drumming to his own beat
Prosthetics on display for all to see.
Life in the fast lane.
Andrew and John are both amputees, Limbs 4 Life volunteers, and leaders in the Advocacy and Peer Support for Western Australian Amputees
Challenging the age barrier.
Finding her new groove
Defying the odds.
Fay lost her leg as a result of a train accident. Fay said, “The accident didn't make me who I am today, but I wouldn't be 'me' without it."
Kylie Franson was born without her left forearm. She is a wife and an amazing mother to, two boys.
Kelvin is a spokesperson and a valuable Peer Support Volunteer within the amputee community.
Living, playing and working with prosthetics.
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