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The Home Stretch: Amputation After 70

The Home Stretch: Amputation After 70

Adapting to limb loss takes years. How can we do it if we’re not sure how many years we have left? And how can amputees navigate a health system that seems designed to frustrate their efforts? ...
Paralympic Parables: Words of Wisdom from US Paralympians

Paralympic Parables: Words of Wisdom from US Paralympians

Team USA’s amputee athletes manage the same limb-care issues you do, fight the same healthcare battles, deal with the same cultural stereotypes, and endure the same emotional ups and downs. They also take pride in their breakthroughs and triumphs.  ...
Paralympic Swag Ideas: Our Favorite 2024 Para(lympic)phernalia

Paralympic Swag Ideas: Our Favorite 2024 Para(lympic)phernalia

Few of us can afford to fly to Paris and cheer on America’s Parlaympians in person. But there are plenty of affordable ways to show your support for Team USA while experiencing the Games vicariously. Here are some worthy wares ...
Guide to the 2024 Paralympic Games 

Guide to the 2024 Paralympic Games 

Team USA will send roughly 250 athletes to the 2024 Paralympics, including about 100 amputees. Here’s a sport-by-sport guide to the US Paralympic team’s amputee stars ...
The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

When the star of Stump Kitchen started painting colorful characters onto her residual limb, she learned about lots of other amputees who've given their limbs separate names and identities ...
Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Loving yourself is much easier said than done—especially when you're an amputee. We are often our own toughest critics, and society’s expectations can seem like an impossible target to hit ...
Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

As more movies with limb-different characters get made, new archetypes are starting to emerge. Amputee representation on the big screen still has miles to go, but we are making progress ...
The Problem With Solving Problems

The Problem With Solving Problems

In true, objective reality, there are no such things as “problems.” There are only evolutionary invitations for us to enter the profound space where something new is created ...
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