LIVING WITH AMPLITUDE

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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Sam Tokita's Photography: What Lies Beneath the Surface of Disabled Bodies

Sam Tokita’s Photography: What Lies Beneath the Surface of Disabled Bodies

Amputee photographer and model Sam Tokita wants people to perceive disabled bodies in all their facets—not just the strength and ...
Internalized Ableism and Limb Loss: Our Own Worst Enemies

Internalized Ableism and Limb Loss: Our Own Worst Enemies

A lot of amputees fall prey to internalized ableism without even knowing it. If you do this, you’re not just ...
Paul Demeyer's Amputee Sketchbook

Paul Demeyer’s Amputee Sketchbook

Award-winning animator Paul Demeyer is working an illustrated memoir that documents his adaptations to limb loss and his ongoing search ...
Silver Linings Playlist: An Amputee's Songs of Healing

Silver Linings Playlist: An Amputee’s Songs of Healing

During my recovery from limb loss, I started a playlist to map out my feelings. And it helped. Anytime I ...
Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Enters New Era

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Enters New Era

There’s some big news to report about the the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry, which in just two years has ...
Prosthetic Insurance Reform: A Cost-cutting Investment in Amputees' Health

Prosthetic Insurance Reform: A Cost-cutting Investment in Amputees’ Health

A new study shows that prosthetic insurance for amputees can be vastly expanded with negligible impact on premiums, while sharply ...
2024 Paralympics: Team USA's Comeback Kids

2024 Paralympics: Team USA’s Comeback Kids

Whenever a medal contender misses the Paralympics for some reason, it’s a tough pill to swallow. The wait for redemption ...
Happiness Ambushed Amputee Veteran John Wade

Happiness Ambushed Amputee Veteran John Wade

After losing his leg in a truck accident, 17-year Army veteran John Wade realized he had a choice to make: ...
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