There’s a whole lot going on this week, and things are apt to get busier tomorrow when Limb Loss Awareness Month starts. We do our best to stay on top of the headlines, but if we’ve missed something big please send a note to email@example.com.
Let’s get right to this week’s stories:
Patch Adams used to put smiles on faces as a feel-good doctor. Now he’s doing the same thing as a feel-good patient and new amputee.
Bibian Mentel was a champion to the end. The cancer that led to her right BK amputation almost 20 years ago finally took her life last week at the age of 48. The Dutch snowboarder’s battle was nonetheless triumphant: She fought off the disease long enough to win multiple Paralympic golds and inspire the love and admiration of a generation of adaptive athletes.
Remember Human Plant Solutions, the startup that’s developing an innovative, limb- and eco-friendly hemp socket? They’ve just taken occupancy of their future production facility at an old airplane hangar in Wichita, KS.
When TV producer Danny Jordan’s daughter was born with limb difference two years ago, he vowed to work toward giving her a more inclusive world to grow up in. Step one on that journey: a new children’s book series titled The Capables.
How does bionic touch work? Bionics for Everyone is out with a new explainer article that’ll make you a smarter, better-informed consumer.
If you need a motivational tip (and who doesn’t), Gabriel Cardier has one that fits all situations.
He may have been the ideal college athlete, as the New York Times opines, but Hunter Woodhall’s decision to eschew his last year of NCAA eligibility and turn pro was a no-brainer.
BTW, Woodhall’s first outdoor race in nearly two years takes place this weekend in London. On your marks . . . .
Registration is open for this summer’s USA Patriots Kids Camp, a week-long softball experience for limb-different youngsters. It’s led by US service members who’ve lost limbs in combat.