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Limb Preservation Foundation launches peer support program

 

Last updated 4/27/2021 at 1:21pm

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Hunter Treschl lost his left arm in a shark attack while visiting North Carolina five summers ago. He got involved with the Limb Preservation Foundation afterward, and has become a great advocate for their programming and for building a community with fellow patients.

With its substantial active and retired military population, limb loss is a familiar concern for Fountain Valley residents. What many may not know unless they have close family members struggling with limb loss is that the recovery process can be very involved. Marcy Rubic, who works as executive director for the Colorado-based Limb Preservation Foundation (LPF), highlighted the time it takes to heal.

"Recovering from a limb trauma or illness can be very lengthy – more than one year, for example, often several years," Rubic said. "Many people need to put their life on hold while they are...



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