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HERO? WHO IS YOUR AMPUTEE HERO? We al ned someone to lok up to . It co uld be a public fig ure , such as an author , a musician , an inventor or an astrona ut. There are also plenty of heroes closer to home. Ordinary men and women who are concerned with putting food on the table, clothing their families and paying the rent, like the rest of us. But people who live well with limb loss face – and solve – extraordinary problems every day. They are continually forced by necessity to find practical, creative solutions to allow them to live up to their full potential, at home, in their communities or in the workplace. Sometimes, whether it is their intention or not, their actions can create a domino effect, changing the lives of countless others. Who is your amputee hero, and why? Whether they ’re an amputee or not, the special person who inspires you to live well with limb loss can be a relative, a friend or someone you’ve never met. We invite you to send us an article (350 words or less) for consideration to be included in inMotion (editor@amputee-coalition.org). We owe our gratitude and admiration to these everyday heroes who have made a difference, such as longtime supporters whose leadership has strengthened the Amputee Coalition’s peer support network and advocacy efforts. And to those who work quietly in the background to help others, such as establishing assistive device exchanges for people who would otherwise be unable to afford them. Looking at their lives, their perseverance and determination, perhaps we too can learn to become examples to those who look to us. Contact the Amputee Coalition at 888/267-5669 or amputee-coalition.org 13


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