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Does Losing A Limb Qualify Me For SSDI?

At the Hanger Clinic in OKC a life changing workshop took place that drew in people from all over the world. The Bilateral Above the Knee Boot Camp kicked off on April 6th to help teach amputees how to utilize their prostheses. This was the three-day event’s tenth year, and like every year it took place during April—Limb Loss Awareness Month. What Is Limb Loss Awareness Month? It’s important to spread the word about limb loss. Education is one of the most critical keys to reducing the number of amputations in our country, and right now that number is pretty high. Around 185,000 people have amputations each year—that’s 507 people a day—and most people don’t even realize that many of these injuries are preventable through healthy eating or exercise. Over 50 percent of amputations in the US are caused by vascular disease. Knowing how to prevent an amputation is an…
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