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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 ...
A Passion for Helping Others

A Passion for Helping Others

By Rick Bowers Neal Seigfried was thinking of helping his fellow amputees when he asked his friends to donate to OPAF and The First Clinics (www.opaffirstclinics.org) in lieu of giving him a gift for his birthday. OPAF, a nonprofit organization ...
I Will Survive

I Will Survive

By Elizabeth Bokfi “With treatment, you have a 50/50 chance of survival past three years.” Such words can pack a stronger punch than a Starbucks extra-dark roast triple-triple. When I first heard them in 2007, I discovered that having the ...
Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds

LOSS OF A LIMB IS MORE THAN A PHYSICAL LOSS. While the change in a person’s body is obvious, it is not the only way amputees are changed by their experience. There are also a range of psychological impacts that ...
Entrepreneurs With Limb Loss Are Shaping the O&P Industry

Entrepreneurs With Limb Loss Are Shaping the O&P Industry

By Elan Young Inherent in the entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset focused on finding solutions and making change rather than waiting for others to do so. Being out in front of a problem has its rewards, and entrepreneurs are often ...
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