Our Peer Support Network is comprised of Westcoast Brace & Limb patients who are living with significant and chronic medical conditions. These individuals are personally motivated to provide support and encouragement to others who are experiencing similar circumstances. This one-on-one support is accomplished through individual Peer Visitation.
A Peer Visitor has experienced limb loss or other significant medical conditions, successfully completed rehabilitation, and has been trained in peer visitation protocol. Peer Visitation is available for any individual experiencing a significant and chronic condition. Peer Visitation is a free service provided by Westcoast Brace & Limb.
Peer visitation is available for families and caregivers of patients as well. Through WCBL’s Peer Support Network, caregivers of children and adults living with extensive care needs can reach out to other families who have ‘been there’. To initiate Peer Visit or to get in touch with someone in Westcoast Brace & Limb’s Peer Support Network, contact us.
A fundamental part of our commitment to patients at Westcoast Brace & Limb is an emphasis on support and celebration of working towards and accomplishing all goals throughout the rehabilitation process. Patients are invited and encouraged to participate in I Will Inspire, an umbrella of networking opportunities through group meetings, community events, ability clinics, activities, and online forums in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. A strong network of support is key to a successful rehabilitation.
We believe in giving back to our community and encourage our patients to be active alongside us as participants in community events, contact us.
Originally founded by Westcoast Brace & Limb as Amputees Together of Florida in the 1980s, the organization has now flourished into the Bay area’s leading orthotic and prosthetic patient network.