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Looking for the Helpers

Looking for the Helpers

IN TOUGH TIMES LIKE THESE, WE CAN SEEK COMFORT IN THE WORDS OF OUR FAVORITE CARDIGAN-WEARING CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAM HOST, MR. ROGERS. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAY REMEMBER THE FAMOUS QUOTE HE SHARED FROM HIS MOTHER ABOUT HOW TO COPE WHEN THINGS ...
More Than a Cover

More Than a Cover

CLOTHES MEAN NOTHING UNTIL SOMEONE LIVES IN THEM. —MARC JACOBS, AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER  Regardless of the type of amputation surgery you’ve had, getting dressed will still be a part of your activities of daily living (ADLs). And whether your choice ...
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Stephanie Thomas Brings Disability Fashion Styling to the Forefront DISABILITY FASHION STYLING trailblazer Stephanie Thomas is living her purpose. Thomas carries herself with confidence and poise and says she is happy to be fulfilling her destiny as she bridges the ...
The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

EVERY MORNING, RICKY BARTLETT WAKES UP AND TURNS ON THE TELEVISION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. BUT IT’S NOT THE FLAT-SCREEN TV ON HIS LIVING ROOM WALL THAT GETS HIS ATTENTION—IT’S THE IMAGINARY ONE BROADCASTING IN HIS MIND. “What do you ...

Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

“…95 percent of it does suck. I’m staring at the dirt. I’m not even able to go and talk to my friends and see the beautiful views unless I stop and sit down and look; but that 5 percent that ...
Got Odor?

Got Odor?

WHETHER YOU’RE A RECENT AMPUTEE or have been one all your life, the problem of liner odor, well—it stinks. After the many adjustments and recalibrations you’ve likely endured when acclimating to a prosthetic device, the pungent odor that can accumulate ...
Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

DISABILITY RIGHTS BLOGGER, PODCASTER, whirlwind, and social media phenom Lacey Henderson seems to be everywhere these days. At 30, she’s a motivational speaker who recently moved from Austin, Texas, to Denver, has tried stand-up comedy, posts nearly daily disability updates ...
Putting Love to the Test: Amputation’s Effect on Marriage and Relationships

Putting Love to the Test: Amputation’s Effect on Marriage and Relationships

DAYS AFTER A RECKLESS DUI driver crashed into Yvonne Llanes and severed her legs, the young mother of four was distraught about her future as a double amputee. It was summer 2005, and Yvonne didn’t want to be a burden ...

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