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Where There’s a Passion, There’s a Way

Where There’s a Passion, There’s a Way

While many people drift aimlessly through life, those who discover their passion and sense of purpose bring an undeniable vitality and energy to their work and the people around them. Enduring limb loss, especially when it happens suddenly, can throw ...
Try It Before You Buy It

Try It Before You Buy It

You’ve likely experienced the trepidation that comes with making a big purchase, especially when shopping for an item you’ll use for many years, such as a car. You research features, learn the terms of warranty coverage, and read rankings and ...
A Passion for Prevention

A Passion for Prevention

Retiree Seeks Opportunities to Share Knowledge “The carbon fiber socket is a conductor. Even with the nylon insert, perspiration inside the sleeve and liner can cause an amputee to get a shock if the metal part of the leg is ...
A Passion for Helping Others

A Passion for Helping Others

Neal Seigfried was thinking of helping his fellow amputees when he asked his friends to donate to OPAF and The First Clinics (www.opaffirstclinics.org) in lieu of giving him a gift for his birthday. OPAF, a nonprofit organization that provides introductory-level ...

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 ...
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