Q: How Many Amputees Never Get Seen By a Prosthetist?

Q: How Many Amputees Never Get Seen By a Prosthetist?

According to a new study, a shockingly high percentage of amputees never see a prosthetist. Your age, sex, and overall ...
Hot Amputee Summer: How to Survive Sweaty Season

Hot Amputee Summer: How to Survive Sweaty Season

As a Florida resident, Alexandra Boutté spends about nine months a year battling every leg amputee’s warm-weather enemy: sweat. Keeping ...

Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Heartless insurers of the week: Sanford Health and the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. Their one-leg-per-lifetime policy leaves North ...

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May / June 2021

Partners in Peer Support

Partners in Peer Support

When amputee couple Kim Mylinski and Tom Carlson get married this July, they will become members of an exclusive club: ...
The Art of Limb Preservation

The Art of Limb Preservation

Prosthetist Louise Mitchell is the proprietor of Odd Limb Art, an online boutique of upcycled items made from discarded prosthetic ...
Amplitude 24/7 May 2021

Amplitude 24/7 May 2021

Case Clothed Brittany Burke takes amputee fashions personally. Her newly launched Uniteable clothing line is setting new standards for inclusivity ...


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First Person: Changing My Prosthesis Changed My Narrative

First Person: Changing My Prosthesis Changed My Narrative

Congenital amputee Richard Slusher felt boxed in by his old prosthetic limb. Getting a new prosthesis helped him write a ...
Melissa Stockwell Keeps the Flag Flying at the Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell Keeps the Flag Flying at the Paralympics

Iraq War veteran and three-time Paralympian Melissa Stockwell sees a lot of overlap between the duty to promote American values ...
Amputee Newsmakers: May 27-June 2, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: May 27-June 2, 2021

The Modern Love column in the Sunday New York Times has never been part of our regular reading rotation. We ...
Five Lessons Learned by an AMI Amputee

Five Lessons Learned by an AMI Amputee

Only about 20 amputees have had AMI surgery. Lexie Bader has had it done on each leg, so there’s nobody ...
Reality, Just Out of Frame

Reality, Just Out of Frame

Promo videos for prosthetic devices depict the technology's functionality, which is cool. But they don't always depict functional amputees. Here's ...
Desmond Jackson Blazes the Trail

Desmond Jackson Blazes the Trail

Amputee athlete Desmond Jackson is blazing trails and advancing the cause of cultural inclusion for amputees, people with disabilities, and ...

Aggregate ABLEnow Savings Top $100 Million

Since the ABLEnow program launched in December 2016, 12,000 Americans with limb loss and other disabilities have collectively saved more ...
Christa Couture's (Extra)Ordinary Book About Loss

Christa Couture’s (Extra)Ordinary Book About Loss

In her gorgeous memoir How to Lose Everything, Christa Couture achieves a feat that’s rarely attempted in an amputee tale: ...


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