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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

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, ...

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 ...

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