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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 ...
Change of Course

Change of Course

Septuagenarian strives for independence after amputation ...
Barrel Of Laughs—Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

Barrel Of Laughs—Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

By Elizabeth Bokfi “How are you doing these days, with that little peg leg of yours?” said an acquaintance of mine with whom I had worked on a very important community project years ago—an older gentleman, a professional, and someone ...
Barrel Of Laughs - Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

Barrel Of Laughs – Amputee Humor: Funny Or Offensive?

Words Elizabeth Bokfi “How are you doing these days, with that little peg leg of yours?” said an acquaintance of mine with whom I had worked on a very important community project years ago—an older gentleman, a professional, and someone ...
Back To Life—Overcoming Negativity And Finding Meaning After Limb Loss

Back To Life—Overcoming Negativity And Finding Meaning After Limb Loss

By Tony Phillips Amputation is much more than a physical loss. It is a permanent alteration of one’s natural body, usually accompanied by a significant change in self-identity. In most cases, people who experience limb loss find that the body ...
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