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Woman donates nearly 600 Barbies with prosthetic legs to children at St. Louis hospital

Woman donates nearly 600 Barbies with prosthetic legs to children at St. Louis hospital

A former patient from Shriners Hospitals for Children returned to the hospital to make a special donation. Ashleigh Bentz, who uses a prosthesis, donated nearly 600 Barbie dolls with prosthetics and wheelchairs to patients.“I broke my Barbie dolls legs so they would ...continue.
Jamiah Lewis

She lost a leg as a child. As a teen she’s showing the world that she’s far from disabled.

When Jamiah Lewis was 9, she nearly died after contracting bacterial meningitis — an infection which traveled through her bloodstream, affected her organs and damaged tissue in her leg. To save her life, doctors placed her in a coma and performed surgery. ...continue.
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VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes National Family Caregivers Month this November honoring the 5.5 million family members, friends and neighbors who care for Veterans suffering from chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or daily difficulties. ...continue.
Revolutionary Science: Using 3D Printers To Make Dolls For Kids With Prosthetics

Revolutionary Science: Using 3D Printers To Make Dolls For Kids With Prosthetics

All of us remember our childhood, some of us enjoyed playing games, some enjoyed reading, but one thing we all have in common is a favorite toy while growing up. Toys make up an integral part of our childhood because they give ...continue.
DMV Form asking questions for amputees

‘I thought we’d slayed the dragon:’ Legal settlement leaves amputee drivers feeling singled out

If you had to take a driver's test again like you did when you were a teenager, do you think you'd pass? Due to a recent change in state regulations, thousands of Wisconsin amputees are facing a question that could put their ...continue.
The Amputee Coalition proudly honors the sacrifices of our Veterans today and every day.

The Amputee Coalition proudly honors the sacrifices of our Veterans today and every day.

The Amputee Coalition would like to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day. This is a time to thank and honor our veterans for their commitments and sacrifices, and to recognize and appreciate all who have served. ...continue.
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