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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 ...

CAUSE-PLAY

CAUSE-PLAY

Finding Fun, Confidence, Understanding, and Community Through Cosplay We love our superheroes. It seems the only movies guaranteed to get butts in the theater seats these days involve some type of glowing saber, super sorcerer, or teen-aged avenger fighting against ...
The Delusion of Lack

The Delusion of Lack

“IF ONLY I HAD A, I COULD BE B.” “I CAN’T DO X, BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE Y.” Exchange the variables for whatever nouns are apropos, but the result is the same—not living your best life because you believe you ...
From Buzzword to Bond: The Trend Toward Inclusivity

From Buzzword to Bond: The Trend Toward Inclusivity

Terms like inclusivity and diversity are often bandied about in today’s media and marketplace, bringing what used to be a fringe focus into the mainstream. Although this may show a heightened awareness of people living with disabilities, the commitment behind such ...
Just Like Me: People and Products Pave the Way Toward Representation

Just Like Me: People and Products Pave the Way Toward Representation

“When toy brands are including us, it helps with the whole attitude that there is nothing wrong with being different or having a disability. Without yelling it, it shows that we are here, we are okay, and we are amazing ...

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