Amputation

Welcome to the A2A Amputation Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by amputation step into amputation advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by amputation, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by amputation are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Amputation Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Patrick Filosa

Patrick Filosa

Patrick Filosa Adversity: Amputation Advocacy: Raises money for nonprofits that serve young amputees ...

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis

Adrianne Haslet-Davis

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Adversity: Lost left leg from knee down in Boston Marathon bombing Advocacy: Worldwide advocate on behalf of amputees "As an advocate for amputees around the globe I am in constant awareness of how my actions can help. In this world...

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Dr BJ Miller

Dr BJ Miller

BJ Miller Adversity: Triple amputee, near-death experience Advocacy: Provides palliative care to patients living and suffering with serious illness "With my dramatic adversity comes the possibility for dramatic joy. Sharing this with others makes sweet of...

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Jessica Melore

Jessica Melore

Jessica Melore Adversity: Suffered a heart attack, organ failure, amputation, and cancer Advocacy: Became a public health advocate & international motivational speaker on overcoming adversity "I try to live my life to the fullest, to be an example that...

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A2A Spotlight Features

A2A Spotlight: Jessica Melore

A2A Spotlight: Jessica Melore

A2A feature on Jessica Melore as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Spotlight Interview: A2A founder Jeff Bell speaks with Jessica Melore--survivor of a massive heart attack, leg amputation, heart transplant, and cancer--about her remarkable journey from adversity to...