U-CAN Amputee Support Group

Upcoming Events

You and your family/friends are invited for a fun day at the ballpark!

Date: September 8, 2024
Time: 2:05 PM
Cost: $11 per person, includes round trip transportation and a goodie bag for the bus ride.
Where: Fifth 3rd Field, Toledo OH
The bus will leave at 12:45 from: U of M Orthotics & Prosthetics Center, 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400, AA 48104. If you choose not to ride the bus, the tickets will be sent out prior to the game. All seats are along the 1st base line and are covered from the sun and rain, with accessible seating upon request.

Reservations are required and payment must be received no later than August 7th, 2024. For reservations, payments and/or questions, please contact Carla Vollmer.

Important! Please check the website to find out what can be brought into the ballpark: https://www.milb.com/toledo/ballpark/gate-and-bag-policy

Contact person: Carla Vollmer:

Payment options:

  • Cash/Checks are accepted forms of payment and can be made out to Michigan Medicine.
  • You may drop off or drop mail to: 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 400, AA 48104 (attention Carla)

2024 U-CAN Meetings

U-CAN meets both in-person at the Orthotics and Prosthetics Center and virtually via Zoom on the First Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Zoom Information

U-CAN meetings are also held virtually, using the zoom platform:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://umich.zoom.us/j/97544788830(link is external)

Meeting ID: 975 4478 8830

Passcode: 890707

Orthotic & Prosthetic Center

Locations
2850 S. Industrial Hwy
Suite 400
Ann Arbor, MI
48104.
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