awareness? he says.
About 600 children in our country become amputees each year because of lawnmower accidents.
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There are 507 new amputees in the United States every day, Bill says, and diabetics make up roughly 90 percent of them.
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Money raised by the Redlands group goes directly to send amputee kids to summer camp in Big Bear Lake.
On May 18, the group will host an event to create that awareness. at Redlands Community Hospital with vendors, door prizes and informational services, in addition to an appearance by the Sheriff Search and Rescue team members.
The hospital pavilion is also the site for the group monthly meetings.
There are six certified peer visitors in the local support group, which is composed of about 40 members.
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The group sponsors kids for Camp No Limits, this year set for June 27 30. Young amputees are invited to apply. The organization fundraising efforts pay the $350 for amputee campers, and the $300 for a companion. More information is available by calling Bill Nessel at 909 423 0562.
Membership in the nonprofit amputee support group may be free but it will cost you an arm and a leg, he quipped.
Eleven years ago his right leg was amputated above the knee, the result of peripheral artery disease from smoking, he tell you.
The amputees do not see themselves as victims.
way of thinking changed they changed my life.
Peg Illingworth of Highland has had both her legs amputated.
The word is not in the 72 year old vocabulary.
the last eight years.
could never repay these people for what they done for me, Peg said. thought I would never walk again and now I walking around on two prosthetics it an attitude, said Peg, who rode a handcycle in the Tour de Palm Springs.
Emotional help is the most important so you know you are not alone, he added.
Luis Ovando, who lost his right leg in a 2010 car accident, was having a hard time dealing with the amputation.
The free event, which includes refreshments, is at Redlands Community Hospital Weisser Education Pavilion, 350 Terracina Blvd., Redlands.
Redlands amputee support group raises funds for others
Connections helped me physically with activities and programs, and mentally to be a better person, Luis told me.
The group participates in an annual fundraiser with the PossAbilities program of Loma Linda a support group for all disabilities. The annual Tour de Palm Springs, now in its 16th year, features hundreds of amputee riders on bicycles and handcycles tackling the streets of the desert resort.
He is dedicated to creating awareness of limb loss and helping new amputees cope physically and emotionally with their disability.
Luis, who lives in Fontana and takes the train to work in Burbank, is now a peer visitor with bilingual skills.
lighten an otherwise distressing situation.
Before the series of nine surgeries, which eventually took most of his leg, he spent 23 years as a deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Search and Rescue team.
Bill is president and spokesman for Amputee Connections of Redlands, a support group for people who had arms Under Armour Kids Sneakers or legs amputated.
try to visit new amputees within two to three days after surgery, if possible, he said.
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