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FRIENDS & FAMILY: #WeThrive Stories – Inspire and Educate

FRIENDS & FAMILY: #WeThrive Stories – Inspire and Educate

By Ana-Maria Gutierrez Here at the Amputee Coalition, we understand the power of your stories. Stories can help others find their inner strength. Stories also help us learn about the journeys of people similar and different to us. The Amputee Coalition’s #WeTHRIVE...

Kendra Cucino-Dallesandro

Kendra Cucino-Dallesandro

New 32 year old below knee amputee. Due to someone else’s lack of carelessness on the road. It’s been quite the year for myself and my family. I’m starting to live this new normal and show people this does not define me.

David Aguilar

David Aguilar

This excerpt of PIECE BY PIECE - How I Built My Life (No Instructions Required) is reprinted with permission from the authors. David Aguilar was born missing part of one arm, a small detail that seemed to define his life and limit people’s ideas of who he was and who...

Anne Jane Giffin

Anne Jane Giffin

What an exciting event, day, and miracle! There was a day, way back in my addiction, I said a prayer and said “God, I don’t how or if I even can get sober but, if I do, I want on that boat! I want to be a part of that team. I want a better life!” Today after many...

Five Tips for Going to College

By Lacy Henderson It doesn't feel like it was too long ago that I was on my journey to begin my secondary education, and even more important living away from home. As an amputee, I have learned some important lessons over the years in academia that I would love to...

Fayçal Toumi

Fayçal Toumi

My name is Fayçal Toumi and I would like to share my story. I’m 28 years old and I lost my leg when I was 24. I had a tumor on my foot and it could not be healed. For me, I found my strength in dance. Dance helped me move forward in my life. I really love to share my...