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Life Became a Heavy Lift After I Lost My Leg

Life Became a Heavy Lift After I Lost My Leg

by Andrew Gray Over the years, my family tree has had a few branches that pruned themselves. When I was 12, my favorite uncle took his own life. A decade or so later, Mom followed in her brother’s footsteps. And lately, both of my teenagers have flirted with the idea of appearing in the local...

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All-Inclusive Amputee Workouts With “Strong Body”

We almost jumped the gun in our November/December issue with our short article about “Strong Body,” Cosi Belloso’s new series of amputee-centric fitness videos. The magazine published on November 1, but Belloso didn’t officially announce the release of “Strong Body” until November 3. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that we spoiled the big reveal on last...

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First Person: Can’t Keep an Amputee Down

Do you ever have moments when your world stops short because you’re hurting and you can’t get out and be as active as you would like? Every day can’t be sunshine and roses. Sometimes my socket just rubs me the wrong way. When those times come, and they often do, I am always looking to...

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Amputee Yoga Brings Liberation, Says Arpita Roy

Amputee Yoga Brings Liberation, Says Arpita Roy

“The real meaning of yoga,” writes Arpita Roy, “is deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow.” Roy embodies that definition as a bilateral amputee yoga teacher with a burgeoning online following. She’s been making headlines recently in her native India, where attitudes toward disability remain decidedly narrow. Because of the stigma surrounding limb difference, it...

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