Mission of DAN
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Service Activities
  • Providing more Student Models for UT-Southwestern students in the Prosthetics and Physical Therapy Programs
  • Developing a stronger rapport with a contact at each local hospital in order to mentor more new amputees through phone and in-person visits
  • Supporting the Scottish Rite PALS organization (Prosthetic and Limb-Deficient Support Group), i.e. mentoring to teens and parents and providing speakers
  • Donating old, previously-used prosthetic limbs for amputees here and overseas
Providing more/better information
  • Forming an Amputee Resource Guide to support each other and to give to new amputees. This includes a list of our trained peer visitors, sponsors of DAN, ADA and DARS information and other helpful resources
  • Providing a DVD or videotape of rehabilitated DAN members to new amputees or to those facing amputation
  • Providing information and connections to sports organizations (golf, sled hockey, disc golf, amputee soccer, wheelchair basketball and volleyball)
  • Helping with insurance and disability issues through DARS and working for insurance reform (Statewide effort)
To benefit our support group
  • Developing a network of communication for caregivers to support each other (especially for mentoring spouses and children of new amputees)
  • Organizing monthly movie/game nights at someone¬ís house or church
  • Printing publicity items and DAN business cards to increase awareness of DAN
  • Working on fund-raising ideas and projects (i.e., silent auction)
  • Forming committees for greeters at monthly meetings, membership contact and reminding, keeping up with people in hospitals, etc.
  • Web site updates, newsletter development, other media and publicity ideas

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