These articles are featured in Amputee Coalition’s #WeTHRIVE story campaign to help raise awareness of the resilience, strength, and courage that people living with limb loss and limb difference have to transform their ordinary into extraordinary.
Amputee Above the Knee Spreading positivity and creating more disability awareness is the mission.
Uniquely Beautiful At age 12 I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and at age 14 I lost my leg above the knee. I am now 34, and I am not going to say it’s been easy. Now I embrace the new look of my prosthetic leg by showing it off without using cosmetic...
No One Can Help Everyone but Everyone Can Help Someone As an amputee, helping others face their challenges is what keeps me thriving!
Watch the video to see Myles Berrio share his inspirational story from surviving to thriving after an unfortunate car wreck caused by a drunk driver changed his life forever.
First Wednesday of April: Wear Orange Hello, all. Be proud of your amputation, live each day to the fullest, set a goal, and then work toward achieving the goal. We all can strive to go higher and higher and do more and more. Just remember: What one person...
Daniel L. Pratt
I am a LBK. In 2017 I fell off my roof, compound fractured both fibula and tibia just above the ankle socket. Two years later it had not healed properly. I had noticed a scab on my ankle. I picked it off and could smell infection. Went to the ER and had them call my...
Hello, my name is Janet Stafford. I became an above the knee (right) amputee on 10/26/22. Our car was hit by an uninsured, unlicensed drunk driver 17 years ago on the way to see my first grandchild being born. I was the passenger and he hit my side of the car. It...
Mind Over Matter: If You Don’t Mind, It Don’t Matter In 2010, while I was riding my motorcycle to be a guest chef at our city's annual feast for the needy, a texting driver broadsided me and dragged me two blocks as he attempted to hit and run. This caused the...
Still Here I lost feeling in my feet over time around the year 2000. In 2015, while walking across the carpet, it sounded like I stepped on a plastic cup. No pain, but my leg swelled and my foot fell apart. The doc said he could fix it with many surgeries or amputate...
Life Is Good I had two below-knee amputations. But I am doing fine with minimal assistance. Has my life changed some? Sure, but I get around well with my prosthetics. As your motto says: roll in; walk out.
Always Live Your Life I became an amputee in August 2021, BK left leg, due to an infection. I had a history of foot ulcers. After two operations to close the puncture, I made the decision to amputate the leg below the knee. I got my quality of life back, resuming the...
#1 Legged Movement … Is surfing, one-wheeling. Surfing, one-wheeling, meditating, and staying PMA (positive middle attitude) is what I try to live by. I am an MPT. I'm ABK. Much love to everybody out there, and keep a positive middle attitude always.