Power On With Limb Loss

Working Together to Gain Independence and Happiness!

Founded By Paula Free | Email: 123poweron@gmail.com | Phone: 541-510-5866

What We Do

Each year in the United States 180,000 people become amputees.
Our purpose is to make sure that everyone gets the support they need.
We partner with and support amputees and others with limb loss in our community by providing three main service programs.

From left to right: Michelle Torkelson, Kevin Cordoza, and founder Paula Free. Just 3 Power On With Limb Loss friends having fun! 

Amputee peer visits

We are Amputee Coalition and Ampower Certified visitors and Peer Visitor Trainers. Amputee peer vistors can consult with pre-amputees and/or amputees (and their families) at hospitals or clincs. This provides support and camaraderie from someone who has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be an amputee.

Outdoor Challenges & Events

Through trying and overcoming physical challenges we gain new awareness of our mental and physical abilities and grow our potential. The advice we give to people every day is keep moving. From daily actives like walking or gardening to scheduled events like the mud run, surf trips, all help to further our progress and maintain a positive outlook.

Monthly support meetings

Come join us at one of our monthly support group meetings and see what we're all about! If you would like you can always call or message Paula to set up a time to meet one-on-one beforehand.


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Discover Your Potential Conference

As a result of the current health crisis we regretfully inform you that, following the guidance of health officials, we are postponing our annual Discover Your Potential Conference. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to assure you that we are working to reschedule as soon as is safely possible. 

Join us for the “Discover your Potential with Limb Loss & Physical Challenges” Annual Conference. Thanks to our many sponsors this is our biggest event of the year. The Conference will feature guest speakers who have thrived through the challenges of limb-loss and multiple presentations, activities and physical challenges.

Horners Bow Shoot - July 18

Join us at Horner’s for a 3-D invitational Archery Event! Saturday, July 18th, you can compete for the best shot or enter to win one of the two bows that will be raffled off! *Please comply with the suggested guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority to help keep our community healthy. If you or someone you have had contact with is sick please refrain from attending. Thank you for your consideration.*

Surprising Yourself

Discover Your Potential Conference

Watch the highlights from our annual discover conference where we work on physical and emotional resilience. We spend time diving deep so participants can discover their personal strengths while fulfilling their potential.

Prosthetic Progress

News from the Biomechanics Lab

Mike Hahn, director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic at the University of Oregon, describes the progress they are making on a new prosthetic foot design. The new technology would allow the user to walk and run on the same prosthesis. 

make an impact

Give Potential

Our participants strive to reach new levels of endurance, strength and resilience every opportunity they get.
Year’s ago when I was in a motorcycle accident I faced similar life changes that forced me to not only discover new ways to do things but also new ways to challenge myself to do anything without limitations. Without generous private donations, grants and sponsorships our program would lack the necessary resources to support our inspiring experiences.
We invite you to make an impact in the lives of individuals discovering their potential with a gift.