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Sex and Intimacy After Amputation Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It? Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community On the Road Again

Restarting Social Life

Restarting Social Life

EVEN AMIDST THE pandemic, people will still need to resume their social life after an amputation—even if it is six feet apart. That first time seeing others after our amputation may bring up a slew of feelings, both positive and ...
Raising Funds With a Little Help From the Crowd: A NEW LEG, A NEW LIFE

Raising Funds With a Little Help From the Crowd: A NEW LEG, A NEW LIFE

"THANK YOU. Thank you. Thank you,” Jazmine Otero said, as she looked into the video camera, her face beaming with joy. She’d been given a gift, and she wanted all of her supporters to know how much she appreciated them ...
Smart Homes: The Ultimate in Adaptive Living

Smart Homes: The Ultimate in Adaptive Living

A home should be a place of respite and ease, a place to unwind from the stresses of the outside world. But for many amputees, traditional homes present the same obstacles that can make the outside world difficult to navigate. Smart homes, which ...
Adapting Your Home One Modification at a Time

Adapting Your Home One Modification at a Time

THE OLD SAYING “THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME” FEELS TRUE WHEN IT SUITS YOUR NEEDS. But limb loss changes how you look at your residence and everything contained inside those walls. Stairs and doorways become adversaries, and an ordinary task ...

Amputee Entrepreneurs: Making Ideas Happen

Amputee Entrepreneurs: Making Ideas Happen

WHAT PROMPTS a person to start a business? According to a Forbes article by Jodie Cook, author, social media expert, and entrepreneur, the seeds of entrepreneurship are sown during childhood. But sometimes it isn’t until adulthood that those seeds germinate, ...
The Personal and the Political: The Transformational Politics of Sen. Tammy Duckworth

The Personal and the Political: The Transformational Politics of Sen. Tammy Duckworth

IN 2004, when US Army Captain Tammy Duckworth, now a senator from Illinois, woke up at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in Iraq, she found herself in unrelenting, all-consuming ...
FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR AMPUTEES: Save Money, Grow Your Income, and Build Financial Security

FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR AMPUTEES: Save Money, Grow Your Income, and Build Financial Security

Lauren Pine loved taking care of hospital patients. But on November 15, 2017, the New York City oncology nurse suddenly found herself being cared for by others. A trash truck driver didn’t see her in a crosswalk, and her life ...
Good as Gold

Good as Gold

Many US Paralympians thought they’d never see the day when their achievements got the same recognition as Olympians’ exploits. That day arrived July 30, with the opening of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, ...

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