Husome Selected for Leadership Program with the Amputee Coalition of America
Cedar Falls, Iowa (March 9) – Steve Husome, president of the HusomeStrong Foundation, recently completed Lead Advocate Certification training through the Amputee Coalition of America. As a Lead Advocate, Steve will lead efforts with the Amputee Coalition to affectively monitor and change state and federal legislation that will impact the limb loss and limb difference community.
"It's very important that we make sure that those who have suffered limb loss are protected in our community." Husome said, "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."
After suffering the loss of his leg in a motorcycle accident, Steve has continued to build his foundation to assist people in Iowa living with limb loss through education & prevention, advocacy, peer support and financial assistance. If you or someone you know is suffering from limb loss and need assistance, you can contact the HusomeStrong Foundation through their web site at www.husomestrong.com
About the Amputee Coalition of America Lead Advocate Program
The Amputee Coalition, in partnership with the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and Hanger Clinic, has created a program designed to empower people with limb loss/ difference to become effective leaders on advocacy issues. The program will consist of a series of modules and/or in-person training that provides the information and skills necessary to advocate successfully for the limb loss community. More.
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.
Limb-It-Less Possibilities event offers support for amputees from the HusomeStrong Foundation - Proceeds from the April 18th event to help with peer support and financial assistance
Cedar Falls, Iowa (March 21, 2019) – The HusomeStrong Foundation will host its 3rd-annual silent auction and dinner fundraising event April 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls. The event will include a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and keynote speaker at 7:00 p.m. KWWL News Anchor Abby Turpin will emcee the event.
“I feel fortunate to have survived the accident,” said Steve Husome, founder of the organization, “there was a reason I survived. I believe that reason was to help others who can benefit from my experience.”
This year’s event will feature CNN Hero Award winner and founder of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation, Mona Patel as the keynote speaker.
Steve Husome, founder of the organization, needed a leg amputation following a horrific motorcycle accident in September of 2014. From this experience, Husome recognized there was a need in the community for peer support and also financial help. It has been a tough journey, but his personal experiences and ‘can-do’ attitude have put himself in a position to help others.
The Limb-It-Less Possibilities event is sponsored by Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics, along with: Hawkeye Corrugated Inc, MercyOne, Black Hawk Roofing, L&N Transport, Dan Deery Toyota, Iowa Irish Fest, the LSB Foundation as well as several other sponsors and supporters.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available as well as single tickets to the event. Amputees and their caregivers are invited to contact the Foundation through their website at husomestrong.com for free tickets to attend the event. Tickets are limited and on a first come first served basis.
WATERLOO — Friends and community members came together last week in support of the Husome Strong Foundation at Irv Warren Golf Course in Waterloo.
It was the first annual Live Lucky Golf Tournament Fundraiser and Adaptive Golf Clinic. Sixty golfers gathered at the course in support of the Husome Strong Foundation, the nonprofit organization that offers support to people who have undergone amputations. They offer educational resources, advocacy and financial and peer support.
The day began with an Adaptive Golf Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon that featured three different sessions, allowing all 15 participants with physical disabilities to have access to specialized help. The festivities continued with a four-person, best-shot tournament in the afternoon.
“Our mission and vision is to become the number one resource in the state of Iowa for people living with limb loss to turn to when they need something,” said Steve Husome, a founder of the organization.
Husome and his wife founded the Husome Strong Foundation after he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in September 2014. He underwent a leg amputation below his right knee as a result of the injuries.
“It was a pretty serious event and it changed my life,” Husome said. “I was very fortunate to have survived the ordeal. I had several people in this community step forward and help me when I had my accident and I wanted to have other people feel the same way, that there’s other people out there to help them.”
Throughout it all, Husome tried to stay positive, but he wasn’t sure if he would be able to play golf again.
“Golf is an extremely important part of my life,” Husome said. “I’ve loved the game of golf since I started playing when I was 12 years old and it was one of the things that I very much looked forward to after my accident. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to be able to walk again, let alone play the game.”
After finishing rehabilitation, he sought help from PGA professional at Irv Warren, Andy Devide.
“He helped me adapt my swing to my new way of me having to swing a golf club with my amputation,” Husome said. “And so much so that I was able to play in several amputee tournaments.”
CEDAR FALLS — After surviving a tragic accident and learning to live with a prosthetic leg, Steve Husome is taking strides to help the hundreds of Cedar Valley residents also living with limb loss this April to coincide with Limb Loss Awareness Month.
Husome was about a half-mile from Morrison on Iowa Highway 175 heading to an Eagles concert Sept. 6, 2014, on his Harley motorcycle when his life was forever changed.