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The Blesma News for 2020 covering news, activities and fundraising events for limbless veterans. 

  • Caring for your stump: The essentials

    4 July 2021

    Maintaining a healthy stump is very important when it comes to making sure you stay mobile. Here’s how to take good care of yours. Wearing a prosthesis can have a profound effect on the health of a stump, its muscles, and its skin. It goes without saying that a comfortable and well-fitting socket is a preliminary requirement. In some cases, an interface is used between the stump and the lining of the socket to reduce friction. Keeping the skin clean and dry is the first rule of stump care. Wash your stump regularly with warm water using ordinary (non-perfume

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  • Family enjoy a much needed holiday thanks to Blesma

    The family
    29 December 2020

    The Briscoe / Stranack family are smiling once again after Blesma helped them secure a much-needed family break. After a year of ups and downs which were only magnified during Lockdown, Blesma Member Danny Stranack, partner Alison and their four children Elise, Megan, Abbie and George were in need of some well-deserved respite. Wanting to help the family relax and spend quality time together, Outreach Officer Kirsten stepped in to offer Blesma’s support. Alison said: “We’ve faced quite a lot of personal matters the past year as a family and while trying to s

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  • The Resilience Sessions Series 2 - Judith & Stephen

    Resilience sessions
    29 December 2020

    The Resilience Sessions is a podcast that brings together injured veterans from Blesma and a well known public figure, to share their stories of overcoming challenge of all kinds. Through these conversations our guests chat to one another about their experiences, sharing how they have navigated their ups and downs, finding often surprising common ground, and showing that what is most personal is often most universal. The Resilience Sessions grew out of the Making Generation R campaign, which has trained injured veterans to tell their stories to over 100,000

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  • Step Together- Elaine's story

    Elaine volunteering
    28 December 2020

    Blesma Member Elaine Corner was medically discharged from the Army in 2012 after becoming a below knee amputee following a motorbike accident. As she wasn’t working, she engaged with Step Together Volunteering, a charity which helps injured service personnel, veterans and their families among other groups to find volunteering opportunities in their local community. They found Elaine placements with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue giving road safety talks in schools and with Operation Nightingale on an archaeological dig. When she heard that Step To

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