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I Will Survive

I Will Survive

“With treatment, you have a 50/50 chance of survival past three years.” Such words can pack a stronger punch than a Starbucks extra-dark roast triple-triple. When I first heard them in 2007, I discovered that having the will to survive ...
Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds

LOSS OF A LIMB IS MORE THAN A PHYSICAL LOSS. While the change in a person’s body is obvious, it is not the only way amputees are changed by their experience. There are also a range of psychological impacts that ...
Entrepreneurs With Limb Loss Are Shaping the O&P Industry

Entrepreneurs With Limb Loss Are Shaping the O&P Industry

Inherent in the entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset focused on finding solutions and making change rather than waiting for others to do so. Being out in front of a problem has its rewards, and entrepreneurs are often known for braving ...
Change of Course

Change of Course

Septuagenarian strives for independence after amputation ...

Barrel Of Laughs - Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

Barrel Of Laughs – Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

Words Elizabeth Bokfi “How are you doing these days, with that little peg leg of yours?” said an acquaintance of mine with whom I had worked on a very important community project years ago—an older gentleman, a professional, and someone ...
Back To Life - Overcoming Negativity And Finding Meaning After Limb Loss

Back To Life – Overcoming Negativity And Finding Meaning After Limb Loss

Amputation is much more than a physical loss. It is a permanent alteration of one’s natural body, usually accompanied by a significant change in self-identity. In most cases, people who experience limb loss find that the body heals more quickly ...
How The Range Of Motion Project Is Changing Lives

How The Range Of Motion Project Is Changing Lives

Providing orthotic and prosthetic services to underprivileged communities is a challenge. In many cases, financial status determines whether or not an amputee will walk again. But the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) aims to alleviate this issue by providing care ...
Painting A New Life - Art Comes From The Heart, Not The Hands

Painting A New Life – Art Comes From The Heart, Not The Hands

A summer day a decade ago changed the course of Dustin Maxwell’s life. “The accident was on July 20, 2008. I was boating with friends when our boat hit a mudslide that threw me off in front of the boat ...
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