U-CAN Amputee Support Group

U-CAN Detroit Tigers Game Outing!

Clipart style baseball

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023

Time:  10:30 AM

Cost: $36 per person, includes: Round trip transportation and a goodie bag for the bus ride.

All Seats are along the 1st base line and are covered from the sun and rain, with accessible seating upon request.

**If you choose not to ride the bus, the tickets will be sent via text due to being digital. 

The Bus will leave at 10:30 am from U of M Orthotics & Prosthetics Center parking lot:  2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400, AA 48104

 Reservation Information

  • Reservations are required and payment must be received no later than June 21, 2023
  • Cash or Checks are accepted forms of payment and can be made out to Michigan Medicine. You may mail or drop off at the above address-addressed to Carla Vollmer.  

For reservations, payments and/or questions, please contact Carla Vollmer at: (734) 975-7432 or  [email protected]

Please check the website to find out what can be brought into the ballpark: https://www.mlb.com/tigers/ballpark/information/security

Summer 2023 U-CAN Meetings

U-CAN meets the First Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

  • June 6th- A & W in Dexter, outdoor patio area, 8220 Dexter Chelsea Rd, Dexter, 48130. In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the Aubrees in Dexter, 8031 Main St., (a mile from A & W.)
  • July 4th- no meeting held due to the holiday
  • August 1st- Tour of UM Ford Robotics Building, 2505 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, 48109
  • September 5th- Adaptive Yoga Class, held at Orthotics & Prosthetics Center, 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400, Ann Arbor 48104

* Please Note that the June and August meetings will not be virtual, only in-person.

For questions or information, contact Carla Vollmer, Limb Loss Support Coordinator or Brittany Shupe-Sawyer, LMSW - Clinical Social Worker. Call (734) 975-7432 or email [email protected].

An amputee couple sits together on a couch.

Our goal is to help amputees, people with limb loss or limb difference, and their families cope with the initial shock of loss by helping them regain control of their life through education, compassion, and encouragement. Amputees have the ability to do virtually anything they want to do and we do!

Our meetings usually have a presentation for the first hour. After the presentation, we share information and have time for questions, answers and discussion. An important part of the group is time for socializing and physical activities that exercise the mind as well as the body. Please join us as we all learn together. Light refreshments are served.

Please share our meeting flyer with anyone interested in learning more.

More about U-CAN

Members of the U CAN Amputee Support Group pose for a photo outside
  • Have a growing peer mentoring network that matches experienced amputees with new amputees in similar circumstances.
  • Reach out to parents who have children with limb loss or limb difference.
  • Meet several times a year with activities for the children and discussion time for parents.
  • Hold ACT (Amputees Creating a new Tomorrow) - a six-week class that provides information for new amputees and their family or caregiver. Class information covers: phantom pain, driving, physical therapy, body image, employment, and much more.
  • Provide information for people before an amputation.
  • Share information and support as you go through this live altering surgery.

Check out our monthly U-CAN Newsletter.

We hope to help people look beyond the loss and look forward to tomorrow. Seeing someone in a similar situation can help a person realize they are not alone and that There is Life after Amputation!

U CAN members members wearing a variety of costumes pose together during a Halloween gathering.

U-CAN exists because of the generosity of donors so thank you for helping us to help others know that there is Life after Amputation!

For more information please contact

Carla Vollmer

Limb Loss Support Coordinator

Brittany Shupe-Sawyer, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker