J1076

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as Limb Loss Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J1076



Senate Resolution No. 1076

BY: Senator SKOUFIS

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
April 2019, as Limb Loss Awareness Month in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
health issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as Limb
Loss Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Limb Loss Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, There are approximately 2.1 million Americans living with
limb loss/difference; and

WHEREAS, Over 500 Americans lose a limb every day; and

WHEREAS, Approximately 1,000 children are born each year in the
United States with congenital limb difference and 600 children lose a
limb to a lawn mower accident every summer; and

WHEREAS, Diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and trauma are cited
as the leading causes of amputation with approximately 99% of cases
being contributed to them; and

WHEREAS, Studies have shown that behaviors such as diabetes
management, properly treating wounds, and observing safety practices can
be effective in preventing amputations; and

WHEREAS, The number of Americans living with limb loss/difference
will rise to over 3.6 million by 2050 unless a major public awareness
campaign is launched and key prevention initiatives are put in place;
and

WHEREAS, Access to appropriate prosthetic care for people living
with limb loss is vital to enable individuals to reach their full
potential, live independently, and live well; and

WHEREAS, The Amputee Coalition provides education, support and
advocacy through the National Limb Loss Resource Center for the benefit
of persons with limb loss/difference, their families, and health care
providers throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, April is an appropriate month to designate as Limb Loss
Awareness Month as spring is a time of renewal and inspiration; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2019, as Limb
Loss Awareness Month in the State of New York, and to encourage all of
its citizens to join in recognizing the importance of this month by

celebrating people living with limb loss and limb difference, learning
about issues affecting people with limb loss, express gratitude to
family and caregivers who are a source of support and motivation, and
salute our veterans who have lost their limbs in service to this country
or in retirement; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 10 / Apr / 2019
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