Eagan, Minn. (Aug. 31, 2011) —
The Amputee Coalition announced a partnership with CaringBridge. CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. Powered by generous donors, CaringBridge websites offer a personal and private space to communicate and show support, saving time and emotional energy when health matters most.
"Partnering with CaringBridge adds an important benefit to our support system," said Kendra Calhoun, president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition. "We strive to provide the best resources and information for the 2 million Americans who live with limb loss and CaringBridge fits perfectly with that mission. These people are often affected by multiple surgeries, and often spend prolonged periods of time in the hospital. CaringBridge will provide them with a communications tool for their friends and families."
Founded in 1997, more than 273,000 CaringBridge websites have been created, generating more than half-a-million daily visits. The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries and territories.
"CaringBridge centralizes communication and connects a patient's entire support community," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. "This creates a network of support for everyone involved, allowing the patient, caregivers, family and friends to receive strength and support through the experience."
For more information, visit CaringBridge.org/AmputeeCoalition.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.
The Amputee Coalition is the national nonprofit organization serving more than 2 million people with limb loss and more than 28 million people at risk for amputation. This year, the Amputee Coalition is proudly celebrating 25 years of service. For more information: visit amputee-coalition.org or call 888-267-5669.