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Uniquely You

Uniquely You

PROSTHETIC COVERS CAN HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR STYLE Wearing a prosthesis is functional; wearing a prosthetic cover is art. Prosthetic covers offer amputees and people with congenital limb difference numerous possibilities for flaunting their personal style. While prosthetic limbs tend ...
Inspiration on the Run

Inspiration on the Run

We all want a healthcare provider who understand our needs and hopes. But if our medical team isn’t giving us the support we need, it’s time to practice the adage, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” When the Illinois runner who’s now known ...
A Man of Many Talents

A Man of Many Talents

ERIC QUANDER IS THE ULTIMATE MULTIHYPHENATE. IN FACT, THE NUMBER OF LABELS THAT COULD PRECEDE HIS NAME MAKE A VERITABLE WORD-BEAST: ACTOR-DIRECTOR-MUSICIAN-LIFE COACH-RADIO HOST-EDUCATOR-WRITER-AMPUTEE ACTIVIST BARELY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE. But for Quander, aka Q, theater has been a through line, ...
Is Online Education for You?

Is Online Education for You?

One of the many adjustments you may have to make after losing a limb is finding new employment and that may involve going back to school and learning new skills. In fact, losing a limb may be the catalyst that ...

Don't Be a Victim: Self-defense Strategies for Amputees

Don’t Be a Victim: Self-defense Strategies for Amputees

ACCORDING TO THE FBI’S most recent Crime in the United States report, a violent crime—aggravated assault, robbery, rape, murder—occurs every 24.6 seconds in the United States. Although these statistics may be disturbing, there is some good news. The good news ...
Tiny Dancer Takes Big Leaps Through Life

Tiny Dancer Takes Big Leaps Through Life

Nine-year-old Michaella Metz twirls, tumbles, runs, flips, skates, climbs, and slides her way through life. She is a softball All Star (at the time of publication, her softball team was 6-0 with four games left) and a competitive dancer. She’s ...
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I’m Not Your Inspiration — Or Am I?

Lunch Meat, Marathons, and Adventures in Between “YOU ARE SO INSPIRING!” a woman exclaimed as I browsed lunch meat at the grocery store. I turned to find a woman staring at me and I could tell a conversation was about to ...
GETTING MOBILE: Toward a Wheelchair-accessible World

GETTING MOBILE: Toward a Wheelchair-accessible World

FOUR INVENTIONS FOR A BETTER LIFE ON THE GO A spirit of adventure is not limited to people without mobility issues. But for those who rely on medical equipment, a trip by car, plane, or other methods pose frustrating challenges ...
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