Walking in the snow with a physical challenge can be intimidating and frustrating. Luckily, there are some small ways to increase safety and, hopefully, ramp up those holiday feel-good vibes.
#1 Traction, Traction, Traction
Snow and ice are slippery and uneven, which can be a recipe for disaster for someone using a brace or artificial limb. Removable shoe, crutch, and cane spikes dig into the ground so people, and devices, stay put.
#2 Stay Updated on Weather Forecasts
#3 Stock Up
The Red Cross provides recommendations on how to prepare an emergency kit of supplies, water and canned goods, in addition to creating an evacuation plan and staying connected with friends, family, and neighbors.
#4 Drive-Through Grocery Pick-Up
#5 Keep Limbs (and Residual Limbs) Moisturized and Warm