learn to fly


Check out the latest amp’d podcast to get a soup-to-nuts guide on how to navigate America’s airports if you have limb loss. From booking a flight to navigating security to boarding the plane to arriving at your destination, my talk with Peggy Chenoweth (aka The Amputee Mommy) covers it all.

In conjunction with the podcast, we have also added a new page to our virtual toolkit – Air Travel/TSA – that includes a comprehensive, downloadable tool to make air travel less frightening and easier to handle. It’s a great resource to use both at the planning stages and to have as a safety net while at the airport.

Als0 – a reminder: please reach out to your legislators and share your concerns about what would happen if prosthetics were no longer an essential health benefit or insurers were again allowed to assert pre-existing condition exclusions. Whatever you think of the current healthcare law, the fact that amputees (1) are not subject to annual or lifetime caps for prosthetics and (2) can switch from one policy to another without fear of pre-existing condition exclusions being asserted against them helps improve their access to medically necessary prosthetic care and treatment.

Visit the amp’d website’s Amputee Activism section to learn more about this issue and to access a model letter you can customize and email to your legislators today!

One thought on “learn to fly

  1. How about the fact if you get put on disability you get a check each month but can not have medical coverage for 2 years. The govt agrees you are medically disabled but can’t see their docs…that makes a lot of sense.

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