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Field of Dreams

The new documentary "Landis: Just Watch Me" shares quadruple amputee Landis Sims' quest to play baseball at the high school varsity level ---- and beyond.

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Apple TV Seeks Amputee for “Little America” Role

Want to break into acting? A prestigious Apple TV series called Little America is currently holding auditions for an amputee character in a speaking role. No previous acting experience is required. The character, named Ciella, is described as being between the ages of 15 and 29. She’s a Central American immigrant who has lost her...

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The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

Among prosthetists, Paul Leimkuehler is well remembered as a trail-blazing practitioner who helped establish the standards of the profession. But Leimkuehler’s other major contribution to the limb-loss community was nearly forgotten until last year. That’s when his granddaughter, Katie Leimkuehler, unveiled Fresh Tracks, her documentary about Paul Leimkuehler’s invention of the outrigger adaptive ski in...

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Lights, Camera . . .  Amputees!

Lights, Camera . . . Amputees!

For the second straight year, the Amputee Coalition’s National Conference has gone virtual. We learned a ton at last year’s conference, which was the best-attended in the history of the event. This year’s event (which starts today) will break a different record: It’s going to extend over an entire month, from today through the end...

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Amplitude on the Airwaves

We’ve been fans of Aristotle Domingo’s AmpuTO podcast since he launched it last year. So we were thrilled to land a guest spot for Episode #1 of the show’s new season. It just went live yesterday; you can tune in here. In addition to being one of Canada’s strongest advocates for people with limb loss...

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Amputees at the Movies: John Lawson Flips the Script

Amputees at the Movies: John Lawson Flips the Script

We thought John Lawson looked awfully familiar when we saw his mug in Variety the other day. Turns out we weren’t imagining it: He made a cameo appearance in this newsletter a few months ago, as the director and star of a satirical short in this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. A bilateral below-elbow amputee for...

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5 New Movies About Amputees

As you might have read in Amplitude‘s current issue, 2019 marked an all-time high for movies featuring lead characters who have disabilities. That trend seems to be continuing in 2020, with adaptive characters in general, and amputees in particular, getting more screen time than ever. We recently introduced you to Adam Bowes, the director-star of...

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Disability Film Challenge: Amputee Filmmakers

Finalists from this year’s Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge are due to be announced on Saturday, August 8, and the winners will be unveiled a week from tomorrow. That gives you a few more days to watch all the contenders while the outcome’s in suspense. We encourage you to watch as many entries as possible,...

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