Last year we introduced you to Hunter Woodhall, whose YouTube channel (with his girlfriend Tara Davis) has more than 100,000 subscribers. But Woodhall is far from the only amputee making a splash on YouTube. The platform is giving amputees a voice and a reach they’ve never had before. This week we’re checking out a handful of people who are drawing big audiences on YouTube, sharing their experiences and demonstrating how rich the lives of today’s amputees really are.

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YouTube Amputee Channel #3: AmputeeOT

Name: Christina Stephens
Location: St. Louis, MO
Subscribers: 52,400
Total views: 20.4 million
Claim to fame: Viral video where Christina walked on a prosthetic leg she built out out of Lego
About: “This channel features informational videos related to healthcare, occupational therapy, prosthetics, manual wheelchairs, medical equipment, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, American Sign Language and more. You should also expect to find some silliness and humor. Education. Empowerment. Entertainment.”
In her own words: “When I became aware [in 2013] that I would become an amputee, I went to YouTube to look for video diaries that documented exactly what rehabilitation looked like from week to week. Those channels and that resource didn’t exist, so I thought, ‘I guess I’m just going to have to create that.’”
Popular videos:Why Being An Amputee Is Awesome”; “My LegoLeg: Prosthetic Leg Made of Lego”; “Misconceptions About Your First Prosthesis”; “I Tattooed My Residual Limb for Science