|Posted:||February 27, 2018 10:45 AM|
|From:||Representative Robert F. Matzie|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution Recognizing April 2018 as “Limb Loss Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing a resolution recognizing April 2018 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 2018 as “Limb Loss Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Former House Resolution 138 of 2017 - Previous Co-Sponsors: FARRY, BARBIN, SNYDER, D. MILLER, D. COSTA, DeLUCA, READSHAW, RAVENSTAHL, O'BRIEN, DONATUCCI, BIZZARRO, HENNESSEY, DiGIROLAMO, SCHLOSSBERG, SCHWEYER, CALTAGIRONE, LONGIETTI, MURT, BAKER, MILLARD, O'NEILL, DRISCOLL, KINSEY, FREEMAN, V. BROWN, THOMAS, WARD, WARREN, RYAN, NEILSON and KORTZ
Introduced as HR743