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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 ...

Being the Change

Being the Change

Millennial and Gen Z amputees aren't waiting for permission to create a better world. Born after (or just before) passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, these digital natives are empowered by technology and eager to build on the progress ...
How a Near-death Experience Led to a Push for Safer Streets

How a Near-death Experience Led to a Push for Safer Streets

Less than a year after losing his right leg in a bicycle accident, Damian Kevitt established a non-profit organization called Streets Are for Everyone (SAFE) to create a movement against preventable collisions ...
THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

She’s a blue-eyed amputee who plays the guitar, likes to write, and works with other amputees as a nurse consultant. He’s a guitar player too, with an appetite for hiking and a thriving carpentry and construction business. He’s never dated ...
Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise is an award-winning poet, author, and playwright, a creative writing professor at Clemson University, and a disability rights activist. She is also a cyborg. She is used to this last descriptor raising eyebrows. Weise identifies as a cyborg ...

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