Parents of limb-different children often worry how their youngsters will meet life’s challenges. The moms and dads often end up learning surprising lessons.
Growing up as a congenital amputee, Kim Stumbo always knew she wanted to be a mom. She considers limb difference a superpower that helps her parent effectively.
In families with an amputee member, limb difference tends to reinforce positive values and encourage all family members, not just the one(s) with limb difference, to take people as they come.
When Traci Miller’s prosthetic leg draws attention, she doesn’t take offense. She takes questions. This guest article comes to us from Traci Miller of Littleton, CO. A longtime Amplitude reader who enjoys horseback riding, bikes, fitness, and ATVs, Traci spent 22 years as a 911 dispatcher and now works in the mortgage industry. She has...
Earlier this year we wrote about five amputees who’ve amassed huge followings on YouTube. They include Crew9t, who’s been sharing videos for nearly a decade now; Stump Kitchen, a cheerful Canadian with congenital limb difference and tasty vegan and gluten-free recipes; AmputeeOT, famous for her DIY Lego prosthesis; Footless Jo, an outdoorsy Coloradan with high...
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.”