It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of beloved LIMLegend Tammy Myers. Tammy passed away on April 6th after a valiant battle with cancer. A strong voice for the limb loss/ limb difference community, she worked tirelessly to help others adjust and live their best lives. She left a legacy of service to the limb loss community that will continue through her support group Amputees in Motion.
Tammy became an above knee amputee in 2007 due to a blood clot. Determined to turn a tragedy into a triumph, within one year she rallied and founded her support group. She threw her heart and talents into her support group and helped countless people in the community through her efforts. Speaking about her group, Tammy said, “I had finally found my passion and my purpose! What a blessing! I started working out, being a social butterfly, not taking no for an answer and learned I was stronger than I ever knew. After speaking to old and young people alike without judgment, I learned one can make a difference. To kick off the inspiring nature of AIM I went skydiving with my son to show that life doesn’t end after amputation; there’s always a way to do things and live your dreams.”
Tammy started to use the Infinite socket™ TF and became one of LIM Innovations® biggest cheerleaders. True to her vibrant personality, she personalized the strut covers with leopard print fabric and proudly talked about her experiences whenever possible. She credited the Infinite socket™ with allowing her to continue to live her life without limits.
Always quick to pick up the phone to contact somebody in need of a supportive ear, Tammy helped countless amputees adjust to limb loss over the past decade. She made friends wherever she went and was an active peer visitor through the Amputee Coalition. Her bubbly personality helped to bring the timid out of their shells, and she had a knack for making everybody feel comfortable.
Tammy will be deeply missed by those who knew her. The limb loss/ limb difference community is better because of her efforts. We honor her legacy and her spirit.