April Limb Loss & Limb Difference Month 2021

As April Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has supported our group in bringing awareness to the issues that affects Canadians who have experienced limb loss. Although, much of the world is still on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we manage to celebrate our community without any in-person events. Below are just a few highlights:

CN Tower and Toronto 3D Sign Lit Orange

Once again, the Canada’s icon, the CN Tower, and Toronto 3D sign in front of Nathan Philips Square was lit orange to help bring awareness to April Limb Loss Awareness Month. Both were on full display on April 15th. Thankful for the clear night that evening that our members could watch it on Earth Cam.

A photo of the CN Tower lit orange.
The CN Tower lit orange for April Limb Loss and Limb Awareness Month

 

Education Program

Due to the lockdowns, we were unable to host an education event similar to those we’ve done in the past with Ottobock Canada and Sunnybrook St. John’s Rehabilitation Centre. But we were able to deliver 5 educational podcasts through The AmpuTO Show Podcast. Have a listen if you missed them. They are listed below:

Another one to note is ACT Founder, Aristotle Domingo, guesting on a children’s web show called “Snack and Chat” on EPIC Generation TV, teaching kids about limb loss, being inclusive, and accessibility.

Bringing awareness in the community

We would also like to thank ABS-CBN “Balitang America” (American News)  – Toronto and host Christine Santos for helping to bring awareness about April Limb Loss and Limb Difference Month and the barriers that our community face to viewers around the world.

What a year it has been and remains to be challenging to hold events and in-person meetups for our group. However, we carry on and support one another through our monthly virtual meetups and peer-to-peer Certified Visitor program. We would like to reach as many as we can especially during the pandemic when isolation and mental health issues come hand in hand. But we are all thankful to have our group to support each other and celebrate our milestones through our Facebook group.

If you are a person who experienced limb loss, please reach out. We are still here even through this pandemic. Remember that you are not alone. Contact us through Facebook if you would like to learn more or join our group.

Until next time, stay safe. Stay healthy. We are all in this together.

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