About Us

A quality group of people you can turn to for support and encouragement

korrelMeetings are facilitated by Korrel Rosenberg. She explains, “In June of 2005, the driver of the van I was riding in fell asleep at the wheel, causing the van to hit a guard rail head-on. My left leg was severed below the knee, and I spent the next 8 months recovering from that and many other injuries. At first, I felt like my life was over. It took a while, but with the love and support of family and friends (and a great therapist!), I finally realized it wasn’t, and I could do almost everything I did prior to the accident.

Had she had a group such as the Chicago Area Amputees to turn to, perhaps some of those struggles could have been avoided.

This life-changing experience made me a stronger person and I am truly grateful to everyone who helped me to get where I am today. During my low point, I tried to find a support group where I could share, ask questions and feel understood, but there weren’t any available in my area. It is my desire to provide this environment for anyone who is struggling or in need of help.”  Korrel’s introduction into the world of amputees is not unlike many. Yes she adapted, but not without some struggles. Had she had a group such as the Chicago Area Amputees to turn to, perhaps some of those struggles could have been avoided.  Chicago Area Amputees meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. every other Wednesday in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Meetings typically run two hours. A map to our meeting location can be found here. For more information, or to leave a comment about our group or this website, please go to the Contact Us page. Learn more about us by reviewing the material on this site and on our Facebook page.

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Experience a meeting and meet our members! We meet every other Wednesday evening in Arlington Heights. Learn more about us on this site and on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Meetings:

Oct 18 - Kristin Kronn, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, will run a mini-clinic aimed at showing how evaluating a person's gait, and making minor changes where needed, can prevent injury and can significantly improve balance and endurance.
Buechner Room (1st floor)

Nov 1 -
Marissa Koscielski will speak to us about her work in the Notre Dame ESTEEM innovations program, an entrepreneurship master’s program focused on science, technology, and medicine-based innovations. For her thesis project, she is working to develop a medical device for amputation patients.
Buechner Room (1st floor)

Nov 15 -
Buechner Room (1st/ground floor)

Nov 29 -
NO MEETING

Dec 13 -
Buechner Room (1st/ground floor)

Dec 27 -
Buechner Room (1st/ground floor)

 

For meeting reminders, please: 

Text AMPUTEES to 84483 to receive alerts from Chicago Area Amputees (CAA)

or   Follow this link


Meetings are held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. For the address and a map to our meeting location, go to the Meetings page.

Contact Us:

Chicago Area Amputees proudly serves the entire Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Call 847.224.7752 or send us a message.

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