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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 ...
Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Image courtesy of NAC. Decades ago, it would have been almost impossible for an amputee to ski or play hockey. Not anymore. Today, nearly any winter sport can be adapted for amputees. What’s even more exciting is that many are ...
Working in Rugged Alaska

Working in Rugged Alaska

It’s not uncommon for someone recovering from limb loss to feel concerned—or even depressed—about his or her employment prospects when returning to an old job or seeking a new one. But as many amputees who have gotten past the early ...

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 ...

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