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Millennials on the March

Don’t look back, Baby Boom amputees. Millennials and Gen Zers are nipping at your heels. “When you get a disability, you start to think really critically about things,” says bilateral amputee Samuel Rossiello. “There are a lot of people in my age group that just don’t know how to deal with mediocrity.” That’s one of...

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Where the Jobs Are

Where the Jobs Are

The last time we wrote about employment for amputees during the pandemic, the economy was in free fall and Congress was cranking out emergency stabilizers every few days. While things seem to have settled down since then, it can still be a challenge to find work in this country. That’s especially true for individuals with...

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Recognizing Capability and Ability, Not Disability

Charlene Liles, outpatient medical records technician, processes approximately 100 weekly requests for release of information at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Medical Records Department. The electronic mail, postal service, and fax machine requests are her obligation, and then some. She’s ready and responsible for any requirement. It’s that professional capability, as well as personal ability, that...

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Amputee Chef Share Their Recipes For Success

Amputee Chef Share Their Recipes For Success

Any episode of Top Chef will show you that to succeed in the kitchen, a chef must be a good planner, keep cool under pressure, and be able to adapt to unexpected situations. Notably, these are some of the same qualities amputees must possess as they navigate through life. It may come as no surprise, then, that many chefs who are amputees have found great success in their occupations.

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“Make It Happen”

“Make It Happen”

When Adapting Is Simply Living

“IT WAS UP TO ME TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADJUST MY LIFE TO PERFORM TASKS THAT OTHERS COULD DO WITH THEIR ARMS AND LEGS.”
—JOHNNY HUDSON

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