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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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Can Having a Sense of Purpose Provide Physical Benefits?

Can Having a Sense of Purpose Provide Physical Benefits?

Having a sense of purpose in life may lower your health risks and help you live longer, according to a ...
Learning to Purr

Learning to Purr

My cat, Max, and I are great friends. Max recently had a stroke. He lost sight in his left eye ...
What Does THRIVING Look Like?

What Does THRIVING Look Like?

The concept of thriving can be hard to understand, let alone measure, but it is commonly used to define how ...
Never Say I Can’t

Never Say I Can’t

When he was 22 years old, after a horrific accident robbed him of his arms and legs, Manuel Salazar wondered ...
Five Tips for Overcoming the Challenges of Upper-Limb Loss

Five Tips for Overcoming the Challenges of Upper-Limb Loss

As a bilateral upper-limb amputee, you will certainly face many challenges in your daily life. Even if you are missing ...
Dolls Like Us

Dolls Like Us

Courtesy Hope Toys. Let’s face it. Not many people really look like Barbie and Ken. Fortunately, some companies have begun ...
Facing Reality After Losing My Chosen Career

Facing Reality After Losing My Chosen Career

In 2010, my disability no longer allowed me to continue working in my chosen career. I had suffered a debilitating ...
Finding Your Personal Style

Finding Your Personal Style

Is looking good important to you? Do you fear that your limb loss will always relegate you to “practical” and ...
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