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Indian Motorcycle, Military Veterans Partner on Ride to Sturgis
A Woman Will Soon Be Reunited With The Prosthetic Leg She Lost On Panama City Beach
Sidelined by Amputation and Cancer, Runner Will Serve With ‘Vital’ Volunteers at Lincoln Marathon
Double Amputee Veteran Inspiring East Tennessee Runners
Barbie Is Now in a Wheelchair and Has a Prosthetic Leg
Double amputee US Army Vet Set To Run In Disney Marathon Shares Inspiring Message
Adventurous Amputee Inspiring Others To Reach Lofty Goals
Double Amputee U.S. Army Veteran Inspires Local Students
A veteran and double amputee “dropped” into a local middle school to share his inspiring story with students. Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman skydived into Oldham County Middle School Friday morning. While his ability to land right on the school’s soccer field was impressive — it’s his story that’s captivating students and veterans around the country.
Inspiring Quadruple Amputee Set To Take On One Of Africa’s Biggest Mountains
Veteran and Amputee Inspires With Each Death-defying climb
Women Who Lost Her Leg in a Hit and Run Refuses to Let Being a Amputee Hold Her Back From Surfing
On 28 December 2016, in a small town called Poulsbo, Sarah Dean was hit by a car traveling 60mph. She was thrown over a guardrail down into a small river underneath the highway and woke up in the stream with yellow and brown leaves stuck on her wet, bleeding body. Sarah was convinced she was going to die.
Triple amputee Army veteran making record motorcycle trip to Sturgis
Man makes his debut on the raceway as an amputee
Hunt was 14 years old when a tubing accident immobilized his left arm. Eight years later, after unsuccessful treatments, he decided to amputate it.
Since then, Hunt has discovered you don’t need two arms to push a lawnmower, fix a camper, share your heart, hug your children or — more recently — drive a race car.
An inspirational story about two firefighters overcoming life-changing injuries to inspire others
Amputee Runner Takes On #COMRADES2018 Marathon Using Crutches
Teen Whose Father Ran Over His Leg with Lawn Mower Thriving 14 Years After Accident
Aimee, who hails from Sydney, revealed that years of enduring chronic pain in her legs saw her become an amputee at age 22. “I was given two choices: keep my leg and die, or lose my leg and have a life,” she said, before tearfully admitting, “It’s been hard, but I don’t think I’ve had a life until this moment.
Brett Bainter came home from work around 3:30 p.m. and found his almost-4-year-old, Jake, riding his green bike in circles in the family’s driveway.
Jake’s babysitter was still there and it was a nice day, so Brett decided to mow the lawn. Brett reached a dead-end at the side of the house, but when he reversed the mower to turn around, he felt a bump. He didn’t know that Jake had gotten off his bike and followed him.
Nurse with prosthetic leg starts amputee support group
The Voice’s Aimee Hannan: ‘I don’t think I’ve had a life until this moment”
Aimee, who hails from Sydney, revealed that years of enduring chronic pain in her legs saw her become an amputee at age 22. “I was given two choices: keep my leg and die, or lose my leg and have a life,” she said, before tearfully admitting, “It’s been hard, but I don’t think I’ve had a life until this moment.”
Pilot and motivational speaker born without arms inspires thousands worldwide
U.S. Army veteran shares inspiring story at Amputee Awareness Day
2018 Paralympics: Former Navy SEAL wins six medals and other outstanding U.S. performances
Amputee is hoping to walk again for the first time in 20 years!
One-handed NFL prospect bench presses 20 reps!
NFL prospect Shaquem Griffin completed 20 reps on a bench press drill at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday – all with just one hand. The do-it-all defender from the University of Central Florida was a late invitee to the combine and didn’t expect to do what he did Saturday with his prosthetic left hand.
Alumna operates amputee foundation after accident
Mona Patel, a Texas State alumna, is hoping to help other amputees rebuild their lives through her organization, the San Antonio Amputee Foundation. Patel plans to continue building membership and awareness for her foundation. She wants to create an amputee youth program to support children with limb loss and their parents. Patel will continue exposing her members to opportunities for healthy lifestyles.
Empire State Building run is just another hurdle for double-amputee Rudy Garcia-Tolson
4-Year-Old Amputee Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm for Christmas: ‘It’s a Confidence Booster’
Novi elementary school students making prosthetic limbs using 3-D printers
Fourth graders at Woods Elementary and Parkview Elementary in Novi have teamed up with members of the high school’s robotics team, Novi Public Library staff and the community to build prosthetic hands and arms for children in need across the globe. The prosthetics are being distributed to e-Nable, a global non-profit that provides them to children free of charge. The non-profit is a network of volunteers that build the hands using 3-D printers.
Brave amputee sets sail around Canary Islands on tall ship
Despite losing leg to cancer, amputee continues running
Soccer on one leg carries crutches and a lot of heart
On a recent sunny afternoon, Hugo Carabes prepared for a training session with the Guerreros Aztecas (Aztec Warriors), the amputee soccer club that welcomed him after losing a leg in a motorcycle accident.
Embracing the uncharted life as an amputee – An Airman’s story of resiliency
This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves.
Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November. She was not. Her cancer had spread, and will require additional treatment. While this story had to change as a result, and the ultimate outcome is still in doubt, a few things have not changed. Proellochs’ drive to overcome her cancer, her commitment to rejoin her fellow Airmen, and her relentlessly sunny and positive attitude are all still present and stronger than ever.
Marine Amputee Finds Solace in Surfing, Makes Lasting Friendships in Clinic
Oklahoma high schoolers wanting to donate prosthetic hands to community
The students at Dove Science Academy are actually creating hands for those in need. “We were sort of brainstorming what we could do to help the community and that’s when we realized we could build prosthetic hands for kids and that’s what got me really excited,” Axel Castillo said. The high school students in this engineering class are making prosthetics using simple materials that all start with a 3D printer. The prosthetics are built in different sizes for different ages.
Bronx man with prosthetics competes as powerlifter
Diego Hernedez was severely disabled after being electrocuted as a child. Despite about 60 surgeries, burns to a majority of his body and the amputation of his arm, the 24-year-old recently competed in his first powerlifting competition. Hernedez trained at the Powerhouse Gym in the Bronx and used special arm attachments and a little creativity. People working out at the gym compliment him and say he has become an inspiration to everyone.
The story of a young amputee and his three-legged dog earned a windfall for animal shelter
A boy who lost his leg to cancer came to the Front Street Shelter in Sacramento one day in search of a dog with similar disabilities. He left with a large, slobbery canine amputee named Logan. Eight months later, the video story of their perfect match has captured the 2017 grand prize in a Petco Foundation contest about animal adoptions, besting 3,500 other entries and earning the city’s shelter $100,000.
Double Amputee gives others a leg up
Jerry Tibs lost his legs due to medical complications with his heart, but he wouldn’t let that stop him from helping others. He uses his life as a double amputee to show others that there is still life after limb loss and has worked with Illinois Agrability Unlimited, which assists farmers with various physical challenges remain on their farms and keep farming in addition to other support groups.
High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again
Kevin Walgamott lost most of his arm in an electrical accident 14 years ago, but last year he heard about work being done at the University of Utah on an expiremental robotic arm, that would be controlled by the amputee’s nerves, which could give the sense of touch back to the wearer. Researchers dubbed it the “Luke” arm, after the legendary Jedi of Star Wars fame. It was developed by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, with additional funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Double Amputee Shares Her Story to Inspire Others
Despite losing her left arm and much of her left leg in a horrific crash on Medford’s North Foothill Road two months ago, Klamath Falls resident Chelsea Gamble said she is working hard to focus on a positive outlook on life. Despite losing her left arm and much of her left leg in a horrific crash on Medford’s North Foothill Road two months ago, Klamath Falls resident Chelsea Gamble said she is working hard to focus on a positive outlook on life.