The Amputee Coalition of Nigeria (ACON) is a support organization dedicated to assisting individuals who have undergone amputations.
The Enugu chapter of ACON recently organized an outreach to visit new amputees at a local hospital in Enugu. This visit serves multiple purposes, including providing emotional support to those who have recently experienced limb loss and offering practical guidance on coping with the challenges of living with limb differences.
During the hospital visit, Chiamaka Ohalete of ACON shared her personal stories of resilience and recovery, offering encouragement and reassurance to the new amputees.
She also provided information about available resources, such as rehabilitation services, prosthetic options, and counseling support.
After the hospital visit, there was a mini refreshment which served as an opportunity for socialization and bonding among the amputees.
This provided a safe and inclusive environment where individuals shared experiences, exchange advice, and foster a sense of community.
By organizing outings like these, ACON aims to empower and uplift individuals with limb differences, demonstrating that they are not alone in their journey. Through support, advocacy, and education, ACON endeavors to improve the quality of life for amputees in Nigeria, promoting inclusion, acceptance, and empowerment.