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10 2011 Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp Offers Traditional and New Activities

12 AWeek of Many Firsts for Kalley Stevens

13 Camp Is a Rewarding Experience in Many Ways

16 The Other Side of the Mountain

20 Special Report – Thriving 21 Dancing With Heart

24 I’m Ready for the Rest of My Life!

27 The Defnition of Persistence

29 Skiing Black Diamonds

31 No Turning Back

34 Amputee Patient Comfort and Compliance

41 The Stark Law: What Amputees Need to Know

44 Stages of Grief, Phases of Recovery: An Illustrated Journey

46 Osseointegration: Examining the Pros and Cons

51 News From the Amputee Coalition of Canada

3 Message From the Editor 8 Advocacy Update 48 Upper-Limb Perspectives

52 Technology Showcase 54 Advertiser Index

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inMotion is published by the Amputee Coalition, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 205, Knoxville, TN 37915-2568. Send address changes and other requests to the Amputee Coalition at this address. Print subscriptions to inMotion are $24 pe year. This publication is partially supported by cooperative agreement # 5U59DD000347 from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the offcial views of the CDC, the sponsoring organizations, or the Amputee Coalition. It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specifc medical advice but rather to provide readers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specifc treatment, technology, company or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specifc medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care. No funding from the CDC is used to support Amputee Coalition advocacy efforts. ©2011 by Amputee Coalition; all rights reserved. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the Amputee Coalition.

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