These articles are featured in Amputee Coalition’s Amplify story campaign, an initiative to help people with limb loss and limb difference use their collective voice to bring attention to the issues so many face with their insurance providers.
As a US Marine Veteran amputee, the words, “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome,” is the backbone we Marines follow.
My name is David Pleasant. I’m a 63-year-old male from Missoula, MT. I’ve lived here all my life.
My name is Eric Eckenberger and when I was 20 years old my life was completely rocked.
Nick Di Lorenzo
Hello, my name is Nick. I am now “early” into my senior years of life. I was diagnosed at 15 years old, with type 1 diabetes.
I am a below knee amputee sense 2013 and live a full active life. I work full time in the medical field. I lost my leg due to domestic violence in 2002.
Becoming an amputee has been the single most beneficial thing to have happened in my life, thus far. While it’s strange to say, I do honestly believe it.
I lay myself down to sleep and dream each night. Every dream I am not an amputee I am whole and able to do everything I put out to do. Then I wake up.
Hi! I’m David, I’m 40 and I live in France. In 1997 I was hit by a car when I was on my motorcycle. My leg was too damaged, so it had to be amputated. Before this accident, I was a young man without any plans.
I’m an above-knee amputee, due to a traumatic accident in 2008. I maintain a very active lifestyle, and from time to time experience issues with my prosthesis, fitment, etc.
In dreams, as in life, the unexpected comes from out of nowhere. I found myself depending on them to take me back in time to a more carefree and peaceful place.
The diagnosis was synovial sarcoma of the right ankle. Very rare for a female senior adult. The surgery option was knowingly 85 percent clean margins at best versus amputation.
It gives me great pleasure to share our photos and story. The members of our support group recently celebrate April as Limb Loss Awareness month.