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Chris Cavanaugh

Chris Cavanaugh

The Mad Hiker Defeats The Mammoth March. I finished the Mammoth March East Tennessee Hike. I logged 47,748 steps, just under 24 miles on a 20-mile hike. Elevation gains were above 1,600 feet. As an above knee amputee it was an amazing feeling crossing the finish line...

Robert Zimmerman

Robert Zimmerman

Never Give Up! On January 11,2018 I went to work like I did five or six days a week since I was 16 years old. This time though, I didn’t come home the same way I went in. I was electrocuted while working as an Amtrak lineman in NY Penn Station while working on the...

Jesus Moreno

Jesus Moreno

Loss of Hand, Gain in Life I am an upper amputee involved in para triathlon. I compete on the world stage, and I am proud to say I am the only upper amputee in my class. Everyone else is born without a hand. I swim hard, bike fast, and run with my heart.

Mom Advocates for Improved Coverage in Colorado

Mom Advocates for Improved Coverage in Colorado

Kristine McMahon advocates for her son Braden, but she doesn’t ask for anything special for him.  She just wants him to have what other children have: the ability to participate in a full range of activities.  “Life for him would be drastically improved if he had a...

THE POWER OF YOU: Destined for Paris 2024

THE POWER OF YOU: Destined for Paris 2024

Dressage Athlete Bea De Lavalette Positions Herself for Paralympic Homecoming By Jewel Connelly, Communications Specialist To say that 24-year-old Beatrice “Bea” de Lavalette has overcome a lot in the last seven years would be an understatement. Narrowly surviving the...

Lauren Newton Connor

Lauren Newton Connor

Every Amputee Deserves a Peer Visit  Hello everybody, my name is Laura Newton Carter. I am a bilateral amputee. April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. In 2007, I was riding my motorcycle on vacation and I was hit by a car. My left leg was amputated...

Anna Klecha

Anna Klecha

My Purple Leg Empowers Me To Elevate Others My name is Anna, and I live in Poland. I was born with a leg deformity and used prosthetic equipment since early childhood. Four years ago I underwent a partial limb amputation, which allowed me to get a knee joint in my...