|Posted:||February 7, 2017 09:43 AM|
|From:||Representative Robert F. Matzie|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution Recognizing April 2017 as “Limb Loss Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing a resolution recognizing April 2017, as “Limb Loss Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Almost 2 million Americans of all ages, races and genders have had amputations and another 28 million Americans are at risk for amputation. Each day, an average of 500 Americans lose a limb. The leading causes of amputation are vascular disease, trauma and cancer. It is a lifetime condition and the general public is largely unaware of the challenges – physically, emotionally and financially – facing amputees and their families.
Please consider joining me in helping to raise awareness of the plight faced by those who have lost a limb by recognizing April 2017, as “Limb Loss Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Former House Resolution 767 of 2015-2016 - Previous Co-Sponsors: SNYDER, MAHONEY, D. MILLER, DeLUCA, D. COSTA, READSHAW, RAVENSTAHL, KOTIK, YOUNGBLOOD, COHEN, HENNESSEY, O'BRIEN, LONGIETTI, SCHLOSSBERG, TOOHIL, V. BROWN, MILLARD, CALTAGIRONE, O'NEILL, MURT, PASHINSKI, BAKER, DiGIROLAMO, ROSS, DUSH, SONNEY, THOMAS, PAYNE, KINSEY, WARD, MARSICO, MILNE, MARSHALL, KIRKLAND, DONATUCCI, MAJOR, GINGRICH, GILLEN, DEASY and BRADFORD
Introduced as HR138