We are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Paulinder Rai had the opportunity to speak at the the very first Amputee Support Group in Suffolk County on February 6th, 2020. As a specialist of limb loss rehabilitation, Dr. Rai was honored to speak to the community of individuals he has been working alongside for years. The event was covered by Newsday, New12 Long Island, and CBS News. The article below highlights the event in more detail: 

Double Amputee Police Officer To Share Experiences, Support and Advice at First-of-Its-Kind Amputee Support Group in Suffolk County


New Support Group Welcomes Members of Amputee Population From All Over the Tri-State Area


WHAT:  Suffolk County Police Officer Matias Ferreira was the guest speaker at Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing Amputee Support Group. 


The recently formed, first-of-its-kind amputee support group in Suffolk County, New York, is specifically designed to connect recent and community amputees, to focus on support and advice, to share valuable resources there are in the community and help others learn to live their new lives. The group welcomes amputees from all over the tri-state area. More than a dozen members of the amputee community have already registered to join.


WHO: Officer Ferreira lost both legs below the knees after stepping on an improvised explosive device during a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the United States Marines in 2011. Ferreira, who was born in Uruguay and moved to the United States when he was six years old, grew up in Atlanta before joining the Marines. He graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in 2017.  


The Amputee Coalition of America estimates there are approximately 185,000 new lower-extremity amputations each year in the United States and approximately 2 million people in the country are amputees. Since 2015, more than 30 members of the amputee community were treated at Momentum.


WHERE: Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and Nursing 340 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730

WHEN:  Thursday, February 6, 2020  at 11am