I’m on my way home from the ACA conference. As this was my first time, I really had no idea what to expect. The experience was simply incredible!
We started out on Tuesday with our peer to peer training. The training was excellent and I’m really looking forward to meeting with new amputees and offering whatever support I may.
The actual conference started on Wednesday and it was really great to finally meet all the other ambassadors. What a wonderful group of people.
It was an amazing experience to meet and talk with so many people with limb loss and also to see all the new technology that is available. I attended a number of talks and events, all of which were very helpful.
The highlight for me though was the time spent at the LIM booth talking to people about the Infinite Socket. It was exciting to see the looks on their faces when they thought of the possibility of a comfortable, adjustable socket. I am very grateful for the experience and hope to attend again next year.
It was sad to leave old & new friends but look forward to this again next year!!
This Was my favorite event! In my opinion the event was a huge success. I scanned & talked to so many people at the booth and walking around. It’s thrilling to be able to share our stories & talk about the socket. It was exciting to put a face to everyone & make everything more personalized. It was awesome to watch our first timer Infinite Socket users bloom! I have to say I Loved getting all the hugs from our smallest Ambassador, Miyah & feeding off her abundant energy. I was thrilled to meet everyone and exhausted because I never wanted to miss anything It was sad to leave old & new friends but look forward to this again next year!!
HAVING ONE LEG IS COOL!!
Although Miyah is the youngest member of the LIM family, her experience at the conference was truly awesome!! Miyah was able to finally meet some of the LIM family and felt right at home!! She screamed with excitement every time she saw another amputee!! She was able to attend events such as the summing clinic, rock climbing, children’s clinics, and the running clinic which she enjoyed the most !! The conference was more than just an event for Miyah, it was a life changing ! She now loves who she is !! She now knows she is not alone and she left the conference with new friendships and tons of memories that will last a lifetime !! One of the favorite moments as the parent of Miyah ,was when she said and I quote ” HAVING ONE LEG IS COOL!!”
–Miyah and Tamara
My personal highlights was seeing hundreds of amputees in one area at one time, all ages, races, nationalities, genders, and types of amputees.