First Person: Changing My Prosthesis Changed My Narrative

First Person: Changing My Prosthesis Changed My Narrative

O&P Solutions
Congenital amputee Richard Slusher felt boxed in by his old prosthetic limb. Getting a new prosthesis helped him write a ...
A New Amputee Gets His Show Back on the Road

A New Amputee Gets His Show Back on the Road

Travel
When Darryl Johnson took his first vacation since becoming an amputee, something unexpected happened: Life started to feel pretty normal ...
Melissa Stockwell Keeps the Flag Flying at the Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell Keeps the Flag Flying at the Paralympics

Road to Tokyo
Iraq War veteran and three-time Paralympian Melissa Stockwell sees a lot of overlap between the duty to promote American values ...
Amputee Newsmakers: May 27-June 2, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: May 27-June 2, 2021

Amputee News
The Modern Love column in the Sunday New York Times has never been part of our regular reading rotation. We ...
Four Last-Minute Travel Ideas for Amputees

Four Last-Minute Travel Ideas for Amputees

Travel
we scouted out some easy-access travel opportunities that offer a change of scenery, the chance to meet other amputees, and ...
Amputee Newsmakers: June 3-9, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: June 3-9, 2021

Amputee News
An above-knee amputee opens a new chapter in the Guinness Book of World Records, an obscure reptile spurs theories of ...
Tammy Duckworth Keeps Amputees on the Agenda

Tammy Duckworth Keeps Amputees on the Agenda

Advocacy
Tammy Duckworth's Triple A Study Act could help tear down barriers to prosthetic care. But even with strong bipartisan support, ...
US Paralympic Trials: Six Amputee Athletes to Know

US Paralympic Trials: Six Amputee Athletes to Know

Road to Tokyo
These six amputee athletes have a lot at stake during this week’s US Paralympic Trials. They're not well known yet—but ...
Down Time: How COVID Affected Paralympic Athletes

Down Time: How COVID Affected Paralympic Athletes

Road to Tokyo
Paralympic athletes are used to making adaptions, and the pandemic was no different. Some even used the down time to ...
Why the Paralympics Matter to All Amputees

Why the Paralympics Matter to All Amputees

Road to Tokyo
The Tokyo Paralympics are part of a larger, more important story: the normalization of limb difference and the changing cultural ...
John Register: The Distance From Silver to Gold

John Register: The Distance From Silver to Gold

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In this era of specialized prosthetic technology, mismatches between amputee and device are common. Even Paralympians aren’t immune, as silver ...
Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Amputee Newsmakers: June 10-16, 2021

Amputee News
Heartless insurers of the week: Sanford Health and the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. Their one-leg-per-lifetime policy leaves North ...
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