CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) – Support for amputees is the purpose and passion of Steve Husome and those involved with the HusomeStrong Foundation, and they’ll will host the 3rd annual Limb-It-Less Possibilities event on April 18 to raise funds to be able to continue the important work they do.
Husome had one of his legs amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2014. At that point, Husome, a Cedar Valley resident, established the foundation to offer support and financial help to others in the amputee community.
This year’s keynote speaker will be CNN Hero Award winner and founder of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation, Mona Patel. Patel lost part of her right leg after being struck by a drunk driver when she was 17-years-old.
The evening will include a social hour, silent auction and dinner. KWWL anchor Abby Turpin will serve as the emcee.
Limb-It-Less Possibilities will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls. The social hour and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Patel taking the stage at 7 p.m.
According to organizers, sponsorship opportunities are still available, as well as single tickets to the event. Amputees and their caregivers can attend for free. They can contact organizers through the Husome Foundation website for tickets.
“I feel fortunate to have survived the accident. There was a reason I survived. I believe that reason was to help others who can benefit from my experience.” – Steve Husome, founder of HusomeStrong Foundation