A quality group of people you can turn to for support and encouragement
Meetings 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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In the Resources Section:
• Info for the new amputee
• Where to get help
• Local businesses and professionals providing services to the amputee
Looking for legal assistance or advice? Contact group member L. Bradley Schwartz. He is a fellow amputee who knows what it’s all about!
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