Welcome to My Leg My Choice
When patients and care providers are properly educated, they will understand their choices for treatment and know that AMPUTATION IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION.
My Leg My Choice Foundation participated at the VEITHsymposium, November 18-22, 2014 in New York City. Thank you to all the vascular industry professionals who came by our exhibitor booth to learn more about My Leg My Choice Foundation's mission and shared interests in Peripheral Artery Disease awareness.
Special thanks to the international group of runners/walkers who participated in the morning runs hosted by My Leg My Choice Foundation in Central Park.
Dr. Alan Block, Chairman of Education for My Leg My Choice Foundation, spoke on Monday, November 3rd at the Ohio Assisted Living Association Fall Conference on the topic of "Understanding Feet'... Their Importance, Their Inducations and Their Care." The Fall Conference is open to licensed residential care medical administrators and nurses. Details information can be found here.
Congratulations to My Leg My Choice Foundation Chairman Dr. Luis Leon, along with colleagues Dr. John Pacanowski and Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker of Tucson Medical Center and Pima Vascular, who recently won the Emmy Award for their documentary series on non-surgical therapies and limb preservation treatments. The show, The Latest Procedure: Endovascular Leg Therapies aired on Eight, Arizona PBS. The episode in Eight’s award-winning original documentary series takes viewers into an operating room to witness new, less invasive procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD) – alternatives that can literally save patients' legs.
Thank you to all the supporters who took part in the My Leg My Choice awareness campaign, Purple Pedis for PAD, during the month of September for PAD Awareness Month. Click here to read more.
Congratulations to Luis Leon, MD, Chairman of Community Outreach for My Leg My Choice Foundation who completed the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run on September 9, 2014. Leon was one of only 60 runners who completed the endurance run after 4 days and a cut-off time of 100 hours. He dedicated his run to raise awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and generate support for My Leg My Choice Foundation's charitable initiatives. Thank you to all the contributors and donors who supported Dr. Leon on his endeavor.
Alan Block, DPM, MS, who serves as key physician leader for My Leg My Choice Foundation,spoke at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hearing. The Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting held an all-day hearing on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Germantown, MD. Dr. Block testified during the Open Public Hearing from 1 to 2 p.m. discussing the P.A.D. patient community, unmet needs for this patient community, and the need for treatment options. CLICK HERE to read more.
My Leg My Choice Foundation raises PAD Awareness in Boston, MA with the support from Abbott Vascular and Society for Vascular Surgery. On Saturday, June 7, 2014, a MLMC 5K Fun Run was held on the Charles River Esplanade in conjunction with the SVS Annual Meeting. Thanks to attendees, sponsors and physicians that participated.
Who Are We?
We are a nonprofit foundation that provides education and information to people who are at risk for lower leg and foot amputations.
Who Are You?
Do you have wounds or sores that won't heal, darkening skin, muscle pain, swelling, cramping, loss of hair or numbness in your feet or legs?
Did a doctor just tell you or a family member that he or she is going to amputate a toe or even a leg? Did you know that there are treatments available to help you?
There are many causes for amputations that can be prevented. If you have diabetes, have ever smoked, are over 50, or have high blood pressure or cholesterol, you may be at risk for peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). P.A.D. is the primary cause of most preventable amputations.
P.A.D. is caused by blockages that decrease blood flow to the legs and feet. In many cases, addressing these blockages will help or eliminate uncomfortable lower leg complications and the need for amputation.