How I Can Help
I help individuals facing limb-loss navigate the process of acquiring care based on their needs. Such that younger amputees are generally more active and need more activity specific devices, while older amputees are generally more prone to co-morbidities and need to the holistic approach addressed. The goal is to help navigate the process of obtaining quality prosthetic care between surgeons, prosthetists, rehabilitation therapists, and prosthetic manufacturing companies, as many devices exist. The limits to prosthetic care should not be financially constrained, so connecting with non-profits that can provide assistance and support groups that can provide support, is also what I can help with. Learning the lingo, process, timelines, meeting others in similar situations, and also striving to reach the life-goals of every individual in terms of prosthetic care.
Amputation, amputees, limb-loss, limb-difference, orthotics, prosthetics, orthosis, prosthesis, amputee, prosthetic leg, prosthetic arm, orthotic brace.
Important Information About Me
- I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
- I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Advocacy and policy are tied together, because of the limitations policies generally place on goals and desires. There are niche specialties, such as the world of prosthetics, because anyone at anytime could become disabled, but little is understood about insurance coverage and prosthetic care, until we become a part of the cycle. Financial burdens are heavy in healthcare and health policy has been something I have been working on for several years. In having a background in prosthetic technology, from fabrication to manufacturing and fundraising to sales, the relationship that I have with the various moving parts of this field, have shown me where the systemic cracks are and why it matters to address them. Disability does not discriminate, but our system is broken, so working with amputees looking for the resources to help them succeed with access to prosthetic technology, is what I absolutely love doing. From storytelling, to advocacy marches, it's a little bit of everything that drives me. Prosthetic care is often limited by mental health conditions, which is a co-morbidity that can be addressed by professionals, so one more piece of the health policy puzzle. My life goal is to eradicate disability stigma.