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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 ...

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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