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Daniela “Dani” Diaz

Daniela “Dani” Diaz

Just the beginning  On July 4, 2022, I was barely able to move, heavy chested, fatigued, sweating, heart was racing, and my body felt swollen. I was taken to the hospital. After getting things checked out, they told me I was positive for COVID-19. I had told them...

Jon Ketterling

Jon Ketterling

Move! “High-grade chondrosarcoma of the right femur bone.” Was told that by a doctor three years ago. Got my prosthesis 2-1/2 years after the amputation. Told myself I’m gonna walk, hike, and see historical sites again. Life’s too short. I want to move! 

Students Design Prosthetic Hand for Schoolmate

Students in the Engineering Design and Development course at Hendersonville High School in Tennessee did not have to look far for a way to put what they were learning to use in the real world. The students developed and produced a prosthetic hand for sophomore Sergio...

Radio Host Includes Listeners on Journey as Amputee

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio personality Ricky Bartlett found a sense of balance when he became a double amputee in 2022. Barlett lost his right leg seven years after his left was amputated as the result of a bout with flesh-eating bacteria. Elijah Decious wrote about...

Jennifer Tomaw

Jennifer Tomaw

Our world changed forever in September 2020. Out of town with family … packing up our vehicle and behind came my nephew in his car. Instead of hitting the brake, he hit the accelerator and pinned…

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...

Resources available for LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ people with limb loss and limb difference face the same barriers and difficulties as the rest of the community. Research highlighted by Rehab.com demonstrates that LGBTQ+ people bear an additional burden. They “can be subjected to more episodes of inequality,...