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President of Cedar Valley non-profit selected for program with Amputee Coalition of America

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UPDATE: March 18, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, the 2020 Limb-It-Less Possibilities event scheduled for April 30 has been cancelled.

"We have decided the best course of action for us is to cancel the event and begin planning for next year," Husome said. "We explored options to postpone until the fall, but doing that runs too close to our golf event in August. To try and execute both events in such a short time would be too difficult."

With that, Husome said he and organizers will begin planning for 2021.

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Original story: March 10, 2020

Cedar Falls, Iowa (KWWL) - Steve Husome, president of the HusomeStrong Foundation, has been selected for a leadership program within the Amputee Coalition of America.

Husome recently completed Lead Advocate Certification training. With this, he'll lead efforts to "monitor and change state and federal legislation that will impact the limb loss and limb difference community," according to a news release.

"Access to prosthetic care is critical in the rehabilitation process to reach a positive outcome. If you have been denied coverage for prosthetic devices, we would like to hear from you," said Husome.

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.

Husome and his team are also preparing for the 2020 Limb-It-Less Possibilities event, happening April 30 in Cedar Falls. This year's guest speaker is Andy Yohe from Bettendorf. Yohe is a three-time Paralympic sled hockey medalist.

Websites to learn more and get involved:

HusomeStrong Foundation: www.husomestrong.com

HusomeStrong Foundation FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Husomestrongfoundation2016/

The Limb-It-Less Possibilities event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/225847325119175/

Amputee Coalition's website: https://www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy-awareness/grassroots-advocacy-center/

About HusomeStrong Foundation

The HusomeStrong Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization established to assist people who have experienced the loss of a limb and are seeking assistance to realize their full potential and live their lives to the fullest after amputation.

Abby Turpin

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