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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 ...
Does Having More Mobility Devices Mean More Mobility?

Does Having More Mobility Devices Mean More Mobility?

How often are we reminded that less is more, as if this maxim holds the secret to a happy life? While this might be true in some circumstances, for many amputees and people with limb difference, more might in fact ...
Exclusive Interview: Keating

Exclusive Interview: Keating

In his most in-depth and candid interview in years, Keating, a certified therapy dog who was born without a right front paw, tells all about the bony road to stardom and much more. Therapy dogs can be many things to different ...
Standing Tall: Striving to Regain My Identity

Standing Tall: Striving to Regain My Identity

A person’s identity plays a vital role in his or her life. I am a 62-year-old bilateral amputee who, after 63 orthopedic operations, has relied on my athletic identity to push me to achievement through years of medical change and ...

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