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limb loss awareness The Success... Continues to Grow! over 1,000 photos Angel Korin CAMERON MONA ASHLEY WWith over 1,000 photo submissions By Peggy Chenoweth Throughout the month of February, we invited members of our Facebook community to submit videos for our first-ever “Amputees Have Talent” competition. Visit our dynamic Facebook page to view the submissions and the winners at facebook.com/ AmputeeUSA. Facebook.com/AmputeeUSA 12 inMotion Volume 24, Issue 4 July | August 2014 during the month of April, our second annual Show Your Mettle event was a rousing success. The event was originally created out of a desire to demonstrate the active, diverse and vibrant lifestyles of those within the limb loss community. Declaring limb loss through pictorial submissions, members of the community proved that life after amputation can be wonderful. We chose five photos with the most “likes” to highlight. “Hello, everyone! My name is Angel. I am a two-time cancer survivor. I lost my left arm January 7, 2000. Although there are times I could really use an extra hand (ha ha), having only one arm doesn’t keep me from taking care of my three beautiful children. I am currently 14 years in remission and growing out my hair so I can donate to Locks of Love.” Korrin is a bilateral below-knee amputee (October 2012) as well as a bilateral below-elbow amputee (November 2012). “I work full-time, I’m about to start driving again and I am busier now than I’ve ever been. I have an amazing support network and I’m hoping I can inspire others to be all they can be and more!” Kristin submitted a photo of her son, who doesn’t let living life as a bilateral above-knee amputee keep him down, with this caption: “My Cameron, 12 years old, finishing the Santa Clarita 5K. Living life as usual.” Mona has continued her active lifestyle after her below-knee amputation. Her photo shows her getting ready to trek the Inca Trail in Machu Picchu. Ashley submitted a photo featuring her new myoelectric arm: “My first myo ever! 20+ years ago, I had cosmetic prosthetic arms. Missing the whole shoulder and all – I never thought I could handle this type of arm.”


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