I was recently looking through old photo albums and I came across an article about 8-year-old me that was published in The Shreveport Times on February 28, 1993. How funny it is to look back at how this reporter captured my attitude towards being an amputee even at age 8!
Originally published by AmpTriLife.
For this blog I interviewed Craig Towler, who started an organization called the Amputee Concierge in order to help people find answers to their questions and connect them with resources following limb loss. I first heard about Craig shortly after the incident that lead to amputation of his legs happened, and was recently connected with him through my friend Nicole DeBoom. Craig is extremely insightful about amputation and life in general, so I hope you enjoy reading the thoughts that he was gracious enough to share below.
One of the very first things you are going to think about when you learn your child will have a limb difference is what your child is not going to be able to do. That is understandable and human nature. It is also a waste of time and energy – and you should do your best to get rid of those thoughts immediately. Every single one of us is predisposed with things we can and cannot do. It’s just the cards we are dealt in life. What you need to do is focus on what your child can do.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with limb loss and/or limb difference to come together in order to share past, present, and future experiences through participation in group activities.