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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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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 Scuba Can Heal Deep Wounds

Amputee Scuba Can Heal Deep Wounds

by Jennifer Johnson We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous An instructor at Mount Madonna Institute once told me, “Don’t be in such a hurry to get where you are going that you forget to meet yourself where you are at.” As I sit on a stone wall at the Casino Point Dive Park...

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The Adaptive Sports of Summer

From mountains to sea, intrepid amputees are getting active everywhere. Taking up an outdoor activity during summer can be a great way to experience improved overall health and wellness.

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Hunter Woodhall Gets Back to Business

Hunter Woodhall Gets Back to Business

When COVID put the Paralympics on hold, amputee athlete Hunter Woodhall didn’t need long to figure out how to rechannel his energy. He launched a new company. And he didn’t worry about the stuff he couldn’t control.

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1st Person: My First 10K as an Amputee

We got a lot of positive feedback last month on Angie Heuser’s first-person story about learning to surf. So we asked her if we could share another episode from her life — this time about the trials of her first 10K race post-amputation. Both articles come from her blog, Stepping Out in Faith. Thanks, Angie,...

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Exercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors

Kinesiologists at McMaster University have found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. The findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology, reveal that the underlying mechanisms that make us feel good when we exercise persist into old age and highlight the importance of staying active. “A...

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Amputation Level Affects Child’s Physical, Sports Function

Sports and physical functioning of children with amputations were significantly worse after amputations near the knee when compared with ankle-level amputations, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Researchers considered whether children with amputations have differences in subjective function based on amputationlevel and whether children with more...

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Female Double Amputee Plans to Complete NYC Full Marathon

Brazilian athlete and bilateral lower-limb amputee Adriele Silva, 31, looks forward to crossing the finish line at mile 26.2 of the 2018 TCS New York City (NYC) Marathon on Sunday, November 4. “I hope to inspire people when they see me run and challenge them to go after things that seem unachievable,” said Silva, who...

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