U-CAN Amputee Support Group

The University of Michigan Community Amputee Network (U-CAN) meets 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center. (See map below.)

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.

Meeting Location

Driving directions are available through the UofMHealth.org website or by selecting "View Larger Map" below.

Locations

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