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

ANSWERS: How Well Do You Know the US Paralympic Team?

How many total athletes is Team USA sending to the Tokyo Paralympics? The US contingent to Tokyo totals 240 athletes, ...
Getting to the Big Leagues

Getting to the Big Leagues

American media and corporate partners are making a concerted effort to raise the Paralympics’ visibility in the United States to ...
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games—Storylines to Watch

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games—Storylines to Watch

The Tokyo Paralympics will offer more drama than anyone can keep track of. Here are some key narratives involving US ...
Personal Bests

Personal Bests

World-renowned prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt has been helping amputee athletes achieve maximum speed since the Flex-Foot Cheetah was a ...
A Brief History of the Paralympics

A Brief History of the Paralympics

The Paralympics have evolved from a modest archery exhibition involving 16 British soldiers into the world's third-largest sporting event ...
Message From the Editor

Message From the Editor

The July 2021 issue of Amplitude, the nation's top amputee lifestyle magazine, features articles on the Paralympics, prosthetist Francois Van ...
Shipping Out With a Dragon Boat Crew

Shipping Out With a Dragon Boat Crew

Dragon boating is growing in popularity, especially for people with limb difference and other disabilities. Here's why amputees are climbing ...
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

The American Heart Association issued a policy statement aimed at reducing nontraumatic leg amputations by 20 percent over the next ...

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