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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 ...

USA Soccer Kicks It Up A Notch

USA Soccer Kicks It Up A Notch

Amputee Athletes Rediscover Their Joy and Passion on the Field ...
Celebrating A Special Friendship

Celebrating A Special Friendship

Animals Help Amputees Through the Difficult Times Words Rick Bowers When Karolyn Smith saw a Facebook post in 2014 about two abandoned kittens, including one who had a partial amputation of its right hind leg, the longtime animal lover took ...
Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

Choosing Between Upper-Limb Prostheses

POINT Words BOB RADOCY It’s time to add a dose of reality to the upper-limb (UL) prosthesis prescription. When deciding which type of prosthesis to purchase, one factor that must be contemplated is the cost-benefit ratio of the device. In ...
Getting Back In The Game

Getting Back In The Game

Amputees Confront the Causes of Their Limb Loss WORDS Élan young Losing a limb, particularly from trauma, can be such a painful experience that the activity that led to the amputation can forever be a difficult reminder, if not a ...

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