Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is proud to offer the Amputee Support Group, a monthly support group meeting focused on providing support and education to individuals affected by limb loss. The first meeting for patients, families, and caregivers will be Monday, September 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., and the Amputee Support Group will continue to meet the second Monday of each month.

According to the Amputee Coalition, 507 people lose a limb each day, largely due to vascular-relateddiseases. More than 2 million Americans live with limb loss and that number grows by 185,000 each year.

Support groups are an important part of the recovery process for amputees. They provide an invaluable place for new amputees and their family members to connect with others who have overcome similar challenges. Here, they can learn healthy coping strategies and practice skills in a supportive environment.

The Amputee Support Group’s first meeting taking place at 6:30 p.m. on September 12, 2011 will be held in the Cy-Fair Professional Building 1 Classrooms located at 11302 Fallbrook Drive on the hospital campus. For more information on joining the support group, please go online to Support Group, visit Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital’s Facebook site, or contact the Therapy and Rehabilitation Center at Cy-Fair Hospital at 281-897-3590.