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Sex and Intimacy After Amputation Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It? Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community On the Road Again

Amputee Entrepreneurs: Making Ideas Happen

Amputee Entrepreneurs: Making Ideas Happen

WHAT PROMPTS a person to start a business? According to a Forbes article by Jodie Cook, author, social media expert, and entrepreneur, the seeds of entrepreneurship are sown during childhood. But sometimes it isn’t until adulthood that those seeds germinate, ...
The Personal and the Political: The Transformational Politics of Sen. Tammy Duckworth

The Personal and the Political: The Transformational Politics of Sen. Tammy Duckworth

IN 2004, when US Army Captain Tammy Duckworth, now a senator from Illinois, woke up at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in Iraq, she found herself in unrelenting, all-consuming ...
FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR AMPUTEES: Save Money, Grow Your Income, and Build Financial Security

FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR AMPUTEES: Save Money, Grow Your Income, and Build Financial Security

Lauren Pine loved taking care of hospital patients. But on November 15, 2017, the New York City oncology nurse suddenly found herself being cared for by others. A trash truck driver didn’t see her in a crosswalk, and her life ...
Good as Gold

Good as Gold

Many US Paralympians thought they’d never see the day when their achievements got the same recognition as Olympians’ exploits. That day arrived July 30, with the opening of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, ...

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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