Almost 2 million people are living with limb loss and limb differences in this country today and another 28 million are at risk for amputation. There are over 500 amputations a day, and the number is expected to increase. The Amputee Coalition and COPAA are committed to creating awareness of the unique challenges facing amputees in their everyday life, at work and at play. The physical effects of amputation are visible, but the psychological aspects often go unnoticed and untreated. We need more insurance equity, more accessibility in the community and ways to increase the independence and quality of life of all amputees. If you know someone who can help support us, please tell them your story. By increasing awareness and our fundraising base, we can bring the services and resources to amputees in a very personal and real way. Please support COPAA this month and throughout the year. And show your mettle by letting others see your metal ( prosthesis, wheelchair, walker, crutches) to show them that you’re not different, you’re definitely special and awesome!