A record setting 1,245 people attended the 2017 Amputee Coaltion's National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky! Mark & Nancy Miller, and Keating from Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics attended, along with Steve and Martha Lamp from Parkersburg, WV.
Nancy and Keating (our 3-legged, certified therapy dog) took a road trip to Louisville, KY with Juanita Mengel and Bruce-E-Sockets (her certified therapy kitty missing both back feet) to attend a few pre-conference sessions.
Juanita attended the Support Group Leaders session on Wednesday afternoon, while Nancy attended the Peer Visitor training day. Juanita, who is the group leader for the Columbus, Ohio group: Amps4Ohio spent most of the time at the conference training to be an instructor to train peer visitors for the Amputee Coalition. Thank you Juanita for becoming an official trainer! It it nice to have someone in our area who can conduct the class for us. Nancy is now certified under the Amputee Coalition as a visitor, which is helpful for her hospital visits with Keating.
Wednesday Evening, Ottobock sponsored a Fitness Revolution. Nancy and Keating only caught the end of the event, due to the day-long training session. Check out the video below to get an idea of how the event went!
I was happy to see many friends that I met the previous year at the Convention, especially Mabio Costa. Mabio is the First Swim Instructor, and also a previous triathlete champion in the Paralympics. He is also from Brazil, and was super helpful with our trip to Rio last year for the Paralympics!
Keating making friends at the Fitness Revolution
The conference was held at the Galt House, in Louisville, KY. The venue was beautiful, with twin hotel towers that sat right on the Ohio river. Nancy and Keating had fun being tourists together while Mark was still holding down the fort in Belpre.
Galt House in Louisville, KY