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STAR-STUDDED LINEUP

Which 2020 amputee benefit show featured multiple SNL alumni, a bunch of Grammy winners, and a former James Bond? The one and only ThunderGong! This year’s roster featured Foo Fighters, Wynonna Judd, Blake Shelton, and Brandi Carlisle, with proceeds going to the Steps of Faith Foundation.

Hosted by Jason Sudeikis. thundergong.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 HEAVY HITTERS

An impressive group of high-profile amputees and prosthetic industry leaders launched the Right to Walk Foundation to promote prosthetic care for everyone.

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Service and Sacrifice

US soldiers in four wars describe how they lost limbs in combat and how their experience shaped their lives.

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Page-Turners

Some of our favorite books of 2020 featured amputees who solve crimes, break hearts, write songs, incite revolutions, and sell their C-Legs on eBay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix and Mask

With these COVID-19 face coverings, you can fly your amputee flag while you stop the virus from spreading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLOATING LIKE A BUTTERFLY

Not many dudes as old as Aarón Acosta have gone viral on TikTok. But then, not many quadruple amputees can match his dance moves. bit.ly/3onJny3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMPUTEE SLEEP-WALKING

 

 

 

 

Are you an amputee in your dreams, or do you have all four limbs? We surveyed a few dozen people, and here’s what we learned.

SEX AND THE SINGLE AMPUTEE

A new amputee begins her emotional healing by reconnecting with her sexuality in the overlooked 2012 movie Rust and Bone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WITCH GETS BURNED

They’re still making movies that equate limb difference with physical and moral ugliness—in 2021? Really, Hollywood?

Anne Hathaway in The Witches (2020).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advocating for African Amputees

As a TV host, soccer captain, youth mentor, and amputee activist, Nigeria’s Aver Akighir is destigmatizing limb loss in Africa’s largest nation.

 

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