inMotion Magazine

May | June 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Individuals with limb loss and/or limb difference and their families come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances yet face common challenges. At the Amputee Coalition, we harness the collective power of diverse individuals to effect positive change that ensure all...

THE POWER OF YOU: Paralympian Femita Ayanbeku Wears Her Confidence

THE POWER OF YOU: Paralympian Femita Ayanbeku Wears Her Confidence

By Laura Canfield Photo courtesy of Össur Femita Ayanbeku is a world-class runner, a two-time Paralympian, World Champion bronze medalist in the 200m and the current U.S. record holder in the 100m sprint. She’s been featured in PEOPLE Magazine and in a television,...

THE NEXT GENERATION: Building Up The Next Generation Of Campers

THE NEXT GENERATION: Building Up The Next Generation Of Campers

By Katie Flanary Each year, the Amputee Coalition offers Youth Camp to help children living with limb loss and/or limb difference increase their self-confidence and self-esteem through a supportive camp experience. This year’s Camp will be held at the Austin Clyde 4-H...

LIVING WITH LIMB LOSS: Diverse People Around You

LIVING WITH LIMB LOSS: Diverse People Around You

By Jerrica Thurman Photos courtesy of Brandon Sonnier In a recent interview with the Amputee Coalition, Brandon Sonnier, television writer, producer, and director shared the story of his limb loss journey. Through the resources and support he received from the Amputee...

FRIENDS & FAMILY: Representing The Underrepresented

FRIENDS & FAMILY: Representing The Underrepresented

By Colin Schaefer When the average person thinks about people living with limb loss and limb difference, a type of person usually comes to mind—someone who is White, served in the military, and received a purple heart. While these amputees are heroic and should be...

LOOKING FORWARD: Diversity In Limb Loss

LOOKING FORWARD: Diversity In Limb Loss

Adapted from the Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet on Race and Ethnicity Disparities in Limb Loss Over two million Americans live with limb loss and limb difference.1 But the risk is not the same for everyone. People of color are more likely to have limb loss as a result...

What Does Diversity Mean to You?

What Does Diversity Mean to You?

We belong together. This edition of inMotion focuses on diversity. Diversity is an essential aspect of a healthy
community. Diversity brings different perspectives to the forefront and helps move people beyond their
comfort zones. When we all work together, we can achieve greatness. Diversity is something to celebrate and
not shy away. We all come from different backgrounds, cultures, and places, but when we come together, we
create a community that is truly special.