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Looking for the Helpers

Looking for the Helpers

IN TOUGH TIMES LIKE THESE, WE CAN SEEK COMFORT IN THE WORDS OF OUR FAVORITE CARDIGAN-WEARING CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAM HOST, MR. ROGERS. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAY REMEMBER THE FAMOUS QUOTE HE SHARED FROM HIS MOTHER ABOUT HOW TO COPE WHEN THINGS ...
More Than a Cover

More Than a Cover

CLOTHES MEAN NOTHING UNTIL SOMEONE LIVES IN THEM. —MARC JACOBS, AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER  Regardless of the type of amputation surgery you’ve had, getting dressed will still be a part of your activities of daily living (ADLs). And whether your choice ...
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Stephanie Thomas Brings Disability Fashion Styling to the Forefront DISABILITY FASHION STYLING trailblazer Stephanie Thomas is living her purpose. Thomas carries herself with confidence and poise and says she is happy to be fulfilling her destiny as she bridges the ...
The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

EVERY MORNING, RICKY BARTLETT WAKES UP AND TURNS ON THE TELEVISION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. BUT IT’S NOT THE FLAT-SCREEN TV ON HIS LIVING ROOM WALL THAT GETS HIS ATTENTION—IT’S THE IMAGINARY ONE BROADCASTING IN HIS MIND. “What do you ...

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 ...
Uniquely You

Uniquely You

PROSTHETIC COVERS CAN HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR STYLE Wearing a prosthesis is functional; wearing a prosthetic cover is art. Prosthetic covers offer amputees and people with congenital limb difference numerous possibilities for flaunting their personal style. While prosthetic limbs tend ...
Inspiration on the Run

Inspiration on the Run

We all want a healthcare provider who understand our needs and hopes. But if our medical team isn’t giving us the support we need, it’s time to practice the adage, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” When the Illinois runner who’s now known ...
A Man of Many Talents

A Man of Many Talents

ERIC QUANDER IS THE ULTIMATE MULTIHYPHENATE. IN FACT, THE NUMBER OF LABELS THAT COULD PRECEDE HIS NAME MAKE A VERITABLE WORD-BEAST: ACTOR-DIRECTOR-MUSICIAN-LIFE COACH-RADIO HOST-EDUCATOR-WRITER-AMPUTEE ACTIVIST BARELY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE. But for Quander, aka Q, theater has been a through line, ...

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