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Amputee Newsmakers: October 14-20, 2021

When Colin Powell passed away a couple of days ago, we decided to do a bit of research about his advocacy on behalf of wounded warriors, including men and women who lost limbs while serving the nation. In the course of that reading, we came across a fairly recent (2019) article describing Powell’s chance encounter...

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Paralympics Daily: September 1

Paralympics Daily: September 1

There’s still plenty of buzz about yesterday morning’s dazzling 400m freestyle race between Morgan Stickney and Jessica Long (S8). If you haven’t watched the race yet, you can do so right here. It’s one for the ages. After the race, Stickney said she wasn’t sure where she stood in relation to Long as they entered...

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Paralympics Daily: August 31

Paralympics Daily: August 31

A lot of amputee stars were in action overnight, so the Spoilers section is chock full today. Stop reading when you get to that headline if you’d rather not know results before you watch the events. Before we get to that, here are some outcomes from Monday. MASTERS OF ALL TRADESOksana Masters entered these Paralympics...

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Paralympics Daily: August 27

Paralympics Daily: August 27

Spoiler alert: We’re sharing some overnight results for events that might be rebroadcast during the day / evening. Those are parked down at the bottom of the thread; if you want to hold outcomes in suspense, stop reading when you hit the “On the Board” heading. TODAY’S COMPETITION: BIG TRIATHLON RACES, KEY MATCHES IN RUGBY...

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Poll Results: Greatest Amputee Super Bowl Ad of All Time

Wow. We were really pleased with the response to last week’s post about Super Bowl commercials starring amputees. Our final show of hands was way above and beyond any polls we’ve run in the past. There were a few multi-time voters—we should have made it clearer that we’d only be counting one vote per customer—but...

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Amputees in Super Bowl Ads: G.O.A.T.?

Amputees in Super Bowl Ads: G.O.A.T.?

One of the most discussed Super Bowl commercials from this past weekend was Toyota’s ad featuring Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long (who, by the way, is so good she’s got nearly twice as much championship hardware as Tom Brady). Titled “Upstream,” the spot snagged a prestigious Top 5 position on USA Today‘s Ad Meter, the closely...

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