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Paddling to Prove a Point
Nate Denofre, a bilateral leg amputee, takes on the Mississippi River—all 2,350 miles of it—in a canoe. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3dNyYqd
Yes, amputee yoga is a thing, and there are several amputee yoga teachers out there who can help you get started or improve your practice. https://bit.ly/2MGXjCe
MEET KATIE HOLLOWAY, FIGHTER FOR EQUALITY
As a Paralympic athlete, Katie Holloway was disappointed that Paralympic athletes received lower payments than Olympic athletes for winning medals. Learn about her long and frustrating struggle to change this system. https://bit.ly/37fwT41
MAKING ART FROM THE BROKEN PIECES
Jennifer Johnson had to pick up the broken pieces of her life and rebuild it after she became a bilateral above-knee amputee in 2018. Her goal now is to learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, in which shattered pottery gets repaired with gold, silver, or platinum lacquer. Once repaired with the broken parts still showing, the pottery is considered more beautiful than the original—a great metaphor for the life of an amputee. https://bit.ly/37f8OKJ
KINTSUGI: It’s our flaws that perfect us.
Climbing Cotopaxi—With a Prosthetic Leg
Read about the efforts of amputee climbers to summit one of the highest peaks in South America last fall. Warning: In Her Shoes, the 19-minute documentary about the climb mentioned in the article, may make you want to climb mountains too. https://bit.ly/2BHZvHl
The Inside Story
Here’s why Adaptive Sports USA and Disabled Sports USA joined forces to create a nationwide super-network of sports clubs supporting more than 100,000 adaptive athletes—and accelerating the pipeline to the U.S. Paralympic Team. https://bit.ly/35PBvgx