Our inspiration came when our Founder, Nate Wigdahl, a triathlete, suffered a catastrophic injury from sports which resulted in an amputation of his lower left leg. Desperately wanting to get back to his active lifestyle, he and his wife, Julie, decided to raise the funds necessary for a prosthetic Blade, that insurance wouldn't cover.
The AWA of the Midlands mission is dedicated to helping those with limb loss, by obtaining a professionally-fitted prosthetic or other necessities as well as maintaining a community for amputees in the midwest in order to have the quality of life they deserve.
The AWA of the Midlands goal each year is to raise funds and award a new recipient(s) a professionally-fitted prosthetic or other necessities in order to return to an active lifestyle. In addition to prosthetics, the aim is to raise community awareness and understanding of amputee needs, and thus providing resources and inclusivity of amputees.
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