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Alexus Williams

Alexus Williams

My Diagnosis Story from 9 1/2 Months Old My family would never have known that their life, and my life would change in just three and a half weeks. I was nine and a half months old when I became fatally sick. My 3 ½ week hospitalization would begin in the Pediatric...

Ely Colmenares

Ely Colmenares

Ever since I was little, I knew I was different because I was missing a part of me. However, that never stopped me from doing what I wanted to do. Growing up, I had to adapt to life. My parents let me be independent. I taught myself how to tie my shoes, put my hair...

Teenage Shark Attack Survivor Loses Leg, Not Spirit

The circumstances surrounding an amputation are never easy. But it’s hard to imagine a more traumatic experience than losing a limb due to a shark attack. That’s exactly what happened to 17-year-old Addison Bethea. On June 30, Addison was looking for scallops off the...

Darren Lyons

Darren Lyons

"Did you lose your legs in the war?" This question came from my young, energetic Uber Driver as he folded my Rollator carefully and placed it in his trunk of his vehicle. I must admit that it was the best question I had ever been asked about my missing legs. The war,...

David Martin

David Martin

Strong2Finish 2 Tim 4:7  In 2018 my life changed forever. I became an ABK (above-knee amputee) on my left leg due to a flesh-eating bacteria caused by a wound that the doctor didn’t care for. I have come a long way and I am very blessed to be in the amputee community....

Hillary Sussman

Hillary Sussman

Adventures of Roxy Inclusive Book Series: Teaching Limb Difference Awareness & Kindness My name is Hillary Sussman, I have been a physical therapist for over 24 years and I just published the Adventures of Roxy book series over the past year. This journey has been...

Faith Rickard

Faith Rickard

My name is Faith and my amputee journey is short, right now. The other road on my journey started in 2018. My husband had a major temporal lobe stroke. This affected his speech, language and memory. He lost 12 years of his life, which included my daughter and myself....