Tag Archive: limb loss

Limb Loss Awareness Month – Get Moving!

We’re now nearly heading for half-way through Limb Loss Awareness Month so there’s still time to decide how you might get involved. One way is to join LimbPower’s social media campaign called #GetMoving to raise awareness of the physical health benefits and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity with a focus on moving more….. View Article
Latest APLLG E-newsletter

Latest APLLG E-newsletter

Here is the latest issue of the APLLG (All-party Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) Newsletter. Please scroll down…… And further…..
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

We’re grateful to the APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) for sending us the link to their latest newsletter. Please click HERE to access the Newsletter where you will find out what this excellent organisation has been up to lately.

BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend for Young Amputees and Children with Limb Loss

A BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend for young amputees and children with limb loss will be held at the Calvert Trust, Kielder on the weekend of the 11th – 13th April. (Please note that this event is full.) For more information please contact: DAVID BICKERS, The Douglas Bader Foundation Administration Office, 14 Raynham Road, London,W6 0HY… View Article
Latest Newsletters from the APLLG

Latest Newsletters from the APLLG

Please use the link below to access the latest Newsletters from the APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group), including the most recent: Latest Statistics from the Veterans Prosthetic Panel (Actuals to 28th February) where you’ll be able to see the latest actual figures for Veteran Prosthetic Limb Funding provided under a further Freedom of Information… View Article
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

We’re very grateful to the excellent APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) for sending us information about their latest Newsletters. In the unlikely event that you haven’t come across them before, the APLLG exists for “the Promotion of the Prevention of Limb Loss and of the Provision of Prosthetic, Orthotic, Wheelchair/Special Seating, Medical and other… View Article

Introducing BILL!

Some of you may have noticed that LLIC has gone from the DBF Website. We have brought it back under the Bader umbrella and it is now the BADER INFO on LIMB LOSS, aka BILL! The bare bones are now in place but we will be working hard on simplifying and consolidating the content –… View Article
Latest Update from the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG)

Latest Update from the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG)

(Please click HERE to visit the APLLG Website where you can find more information)    
Latest Update from the Associated Parliamentary Limb Loss Group

Latest Update from the Associated Parliamentary Limb Loss Group

(Please click HERE to visit the APLLG Website where you can find more information)

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Ride – latest in Philip’s own words

As you’ll know from previous news posts, Philip Bailey of CMC (County Merlin Cycles) is going to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the DBF with only 3 weeks to go now until the start of his journey. We are hugely indebted to Philip for this heroic effort on behalf… View Article
Introducing A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

Introducing A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

I was delighted to receive news about this wonderfully enabling new invention which should give more freedom and scope to wheelchair users.    If you’d like to know more about the Mountain Trike, please contact Roger Crawford, whose details are at the bottom of the article. If you try out one of these great Trikes,… View Article
A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

I was delighted to receive news about this wonderfully enabling new invention which should give more freedom and scope to wheelchair users.  If you’d like to know more about the Mountain Trike, please contact Roger Crawford, whose details are at the bottom of the article. If you try out one of these great Trikes, we’d… View Article

Last chance to take part in valuable LA Research Project

The Limbless Association (LA) Research Project is closing at the end of this month so this is your last chance to have your say. Please fill in the form as your input to this project could ultimately be of benefit to all amputees and those with congenital limb loss. It will only take a few minutes… View Article
Urgent appeal for somebody suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Urgent appeal for somebody suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder

We’ve been contacted by Diana Appleyard who is urgently seeking somebody who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder to help with an article she’s doing on this strange phenomenon for the Health Page of the Sun Newspaper. We have published an article about this disorder previously on the Limb Loss Information Centre (LLIC) Website but have… View Article
Appear on Channel 4 and Help to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Amputation from Diabetes

Appear on Channel 4 and Help to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Amputation from Diabetes

We’ve been contacted by Kate Drysdale who’s currently working on the second series of Channel 4’s “Embarrassing Fat Bodies”. Given the recent press reports on the rising numbers of Diabetes Type 2 cases plus the further reports on diabetic amputation rates she’s keen to film an item with a patient who has diabetes and has… View Article

An Opportunity to appear on Channel 4 and help to raise awareness of Diabetes

We’ve been contacted by Kate Drysdale who’s currently working on the second series of Channel 4’s “Embarrassing Fat Bodies”. Given the recent press reports on the rising numbers of Diabetes Type 2 cases plus the further reports on diabetic amputation rates she’s keen to film an item with a patient who has diabetes and has… View Article
APLLG Newsletter – May

APLLG Newsletter – May

We’ve just received the latest edition of the APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) Newsletter. Please note that the image is imported as a jpeg so the links won’t work and this is a taster only! Links will be found beneath the image. * Please click HERE to see the Newsletter * and HERE to… View Article

Bakers & Larners choose Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

All at THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION are extremely grateful to BAKERS & LARNERS for their support and look forward to working together in the year ahead.
Bakers & Larners Choose the Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

Bakers & Larners Choose the Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

All at THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION are extremely grateful to BAKERS & LARNERS  for their support and look forward to working together in 2011

Bakers & Larners select the Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

All at the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION are extremely grateful to BAKERS & LARNERS of Holt for their support and look forward to working with them in the year ahead.
Journalist Request: Amputee Input Urgently Required

Journalist Request: Amputee Input Urgently Required

We’ve received the following request from Helen Gent whose contact details are below. Your input could be useful for others who have already experienced limb loss or who might be facing it in the future, so please do contact Helen if you think you can help. JOURNALIST REQUEST I am looking for someone with acquired… View Article
Apologies for Absence

Apologies for Absence

We apologise for the recent absence of the LLIC Website. The Website has been refreshed and we hope you’ll agree that it looks better for it! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reorganising, changing and updating the content. This is your Website and, as always, we’d welcome your suggestions as to information, advice and… View Article
Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon helped Kimberly Fawcett-Smith recover from losing her son, her leg and much of her military career in one terrible accident. The Air Force captain was preparing to leave for Afghanistan on Feb. 21, 2006. Her husband Maj. Curtis Smith had already been deployed to Congo. Fawcett-Smith was taking their infant son Keiran from CFB… View Article

Solitary shoes a tactile symbol of amputees' sacrifices

By Seth Robbins, Stars and Stripes European edition, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 2009 Seth Robbins / S&S Army Chaplain (Maj.) Eric R. Meyners looks over bins filled with shoes in the chaplain’s closet at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Meyners says he doesn’t notice the mateless shoes, which are meant for amputees, when he’s… View Article
Back to school meningitis warning

Back to school meningitis warning

Published Date: 20 August 2009 Thursday 3.25pm A WARNING has been issued to parents, urging them to be on their guard against meningitis as their children return to school after the summer holidays. Charity Meningitis UK says the close confines of a classroom put youngsters more at risk from the deadly brain bug. There are… View Article
Back to school meningitis warning

Back to school meningitis warning

Published Date: 20 August 2009 Thursday 3.25pm A WARNING has been issued to parents, urging them to be on their guard against meningitis as their children return to school after the summer holidays. Charity Meningitis UK says the close confines of a classroom put youngsters more at risk from the deadly brain bug. There are… View Article