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Looking for the Helpers

Looking for the Helpers

IN TOUGH TIMES LIKE THESE, WE CAN SEEK COMFORT IN THE WORDS OF OUR FAVORITE CARDIGAN-WEARING CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAM HOST, MR. ROGERS. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAY REMEMBER THE FAMOUS QUOTE HE SHARED FROM HIS MOTHER ABOUT HOW TO COPE WHEN THINGS ...
More Than a Cover

More Than a Cover

CLOTHES MEAN NOTHING UNTIL SOMEONE LIVES IN THEM. —MARC JACOBS, AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER  Regardless of the type of amputation surgery you’ve had, getting dressed will still be a part of your activities of daily living (ADLs). And whether your choice ...
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Stephanie Thomas Brings Disability Fashion Styling to the Forefront DISABILITY FASHION STYLING trailblazer Stephanie Thomas is living her purpose. Thomas carries herself with confidence and poise and says she is happy to be fulfilling her destiny as she bridges the ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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