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Larry Wood

Larry Wood

Find an Activity You Love Three years ago doctors found a blood clot in my right leg, which was a surprise to me since I had always been in good health. Even though I eventually lost the leg, I kept a good attitude and continued on. I thought my mobility was at an...

Keshia Pearman

Keshia Pearman

Meningitis Survivor In 2008, I came home from studying abroad and the next day was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children. I had meningitis and went into septic shock. I had a 50-50 chance. I lost my legs in January 2009, a few days before my 21st birthday.  It's...

Gym’s Goal Is to Welcome Amputees

The strange looks he received when he trained at other commercial gyms prompted Jayden Dennis to create his own, more welcoming environment.  Dennis, who lost his hand when he was 16 in an accident on the ranch where he worked, accomplished that over the weekend when...

Amputee Center Inspires Basketball Team

As the center on the junior varsity basketball team at Richlands High School in Virginia, Luke Bostic contributes more than points and rebounds. WVVA TV, an NBC affiliate, tells the story of the sophomore, who was injured by a lawnmower when he was 6 years old. It led...

Alabama Amputee Turns Into Advocate

Family, friends, her employer, strangers, first responders, even her dog, supported Gini Thomas when her husband died and she suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident in 2012. Now Thomas, who eventually lost her leg because of that crash, is there for others...

David Lehman

David Lehman

Stay in the Fight On Father's Day in 2018, my life changed drastically due to Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis which caused my family and team of doctors to make the decision of life over limbs. Therefore I have become a BATKA (Bilateral Above The Knees Amputee)....

Unlocking a Full Life Post Amputation with Core Strength

Unlocking a Full Life Post Amputation with Core Strength

Helping clients change their lives as a personal trainer and lifestyle fitness coach, it wasn’t until Cindy Asch-Martin became a below-knee amputee that she would gain the experience to help her new community overcome its unique challenges. Unable to comfortably wear a socket and searching for a solution, Cindy boldly traveled from her home in Washington to Australia for osseointegration surgery in 2019, becoming an above-knee amputee in the process.

Swimmer Gets a Boost From Prosthetic Hand Device

Swimmer Gets a Boost From Prosthetic Hand Device

A 7-year-old Canadian boy is leaving other swimmers in his wake with help from a new prosthetic hand device—and Pikachu.  In an article posted Dec. 20, HighRiverOnline tells the story of Frank Ulloa of Okotoks, Alberta, who was born with a partial amputation of his...

Edmund Sylvester

Edmund Sylvester

Growth of inclusion of the disabled in the fabric of society through the game of golf I'm a triple amputee, as a result of Sepsis causing me to lose both feet, one hand and several fingers on my right hand. Not knowing what to do with my new body after spending nine...