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Raising Amputees: Let the Kids Be Kids

Raising Amputees: Let the Kids Be Kids

Parents of limb-different children often worry how their youngsters will meet life’s challenges. The moms and dads often end up learning surprising lessons ...
Amputee Parenting: MOTHER OF INVENTION

Amputee Parenting: MOTHER OF INVENTION

Growing up as a congenital amputee, Kim Stumbo always knew she wanted to be a mom. She considers limb difference a superpower that helps her parent effectively ...
FIRST AND GOAL FOR AMPUTEE FOOTBALL

FIRST AND GOAL FOR AMPUTEE FOOTBALL

Amputees and other people with disabilities will play football this fall as the nine-team USA Wheelchair Football League makes its debut ...
Katy Grainger Feels Lucky to Be Alive

Katy Grainger Feels Lucky to Be Alive

Katy Grainger didn't recognize the signs of sepsis until it was almost too late. Now a bilateral amputee, she is one of the nation's leading voices promoting sepsis awareness ...

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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