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Limb Loss Awareness Event with Ottobock Canada

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, time for amputees and others living with limb loss to connect and work to remove the stigma around amputation.

Ottobock Canada is inviting the amputee community together to their facility in Burlington on April 12th to share their stories and learn about the latest in prosthetic technology.

“Our Limb-Loss Awareness Day not only highlights new technologies, but allows amputees to test-drive it with our experienced team of clinicians, while allowing their friends and families an understanding of how it works,” says Mark Agro, the VP of Government and Industry Relations for Canada.

“We’ve come a long way from when Terry Fox “hopped” across Canada (on an Ottobock knee!) to what he would be wearing if he ran today. We invite all those who have an interest in learning more to join us for an evening of socializing with other amputees, motivational speakers and some Ottobock hospitality.” says Agro.

ParaSport Ontario will be in attendance as well, with Executive Director Jeff Tiessen sharing his own story as an amputee and the positive impact sport has had in his life as a former Paralympian.

“When I returned to my minor league hockey team after losing my hands at age 11, I realized that if I could play hockey again with prosthetic limbs, well, maybe I could do anything,” shares Tiessen.

Product trials are available from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only, followed by an open house in the evening until 9 p.m. This event will be catered by Dirty South Food Truck and guests will have the chance to win a $500 gift card.

“Our goals with this event are to spotlight limb loss, aid in removing the stigma around amputation and connect amputees with each other,” says Cindy Doucet, the Sales and Education Lead with Ottobock Canada.

Located at 5470 Harvestor Road, Burlington, Ont., space is going to be limited so don’t delay!

To reserve a spot visit bit.ly/LimbLossAwareness