DISABILITY SUPPORT: Jeremy Meyer shows off a Facebook page he has set up as support for amputees.
DISABILITY SUPPORT: Jeremy Meyer shows off a Facebook page he has set up as support for amputees.

Amputees seek support

AFTER his story ran on the front page of The Daily Examiner earlier this week, Jeremy Meyer had calls of support flowing in.

Now he's taking the next step to promote awareness about amputees in the Clarence Valley and he's after your help.

Mr Meyer and his family have set up a Facebook page, Jeremy Meyer Amputee Awareness, to spread the word and start a community for people with major physical impairments. "Since I lost my leg I have noticed just how many others there are like me in the Clarence Valley," Mr Meyer said.

What shocked him the most was the lack of support available in the region for people in his position.

"So what we want to do is team up with a charity and raise money to assist people in the community with travel - because we have to travel to Ballina or Coffs for treatment," he said.

He wants to start a social club for amputees so they can catch up on a regular basis and share their stories.

"Even if it's a monthly get-together, a barbecue or social day, you're in the company of people who know how you feel and that's what we need here," Mr Meyer said.

"We just don't know if there are any charities in the area because we want to keep the money local."

That's where you come in.

If you are affiliated with a business or charity that could help out, hop onto the Jeremy Meyer Amputee Awareness Facebook page and get chatting to them.

Mr Meyer is eager to hear from you.



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