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Amputee completes 168-mile bike race on self-made prosthetic leg

A Gainesville man completed a 168-mile bike race last weekend, and he used a prosthetic leg that he built himself to do,  "I didn't believe I could ever ride a bicycle again, after I lost my leg seven years ago, the doctors ...continue.
Proviso West Football Player Born With No Arms Lights Up The Field With His Heart

Proviso West Football Player Born With No Arms Lights Up The Field With His Heart

Tim Bannon, a 14-year-old Proviso West High School freshman, doesn’t want or need your sympathy or stares or sentimental statements about how inspiring he is, although he knows that he’ll get those responses. And that’s OK. Tim’s going to do what he ...continue.

The Amputee Coalition announces Dr. Jeffrey Cain as the New Board Chair

Manassas, VA – The Amputee Coalition is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffrey Cain as the new Chair of the Amputee Coalition Board of Directors. Dr. Cain is a passionate champion for amputee advocacy and has served the Amputee Coalition as a member of the ...continue.
This 9-year-old double amputee will walk the runway at New York Fashion Week

This 9-year-old double amputee will walk the runway at New York Fashion Week

A 9-year-old double amputee from Birmingham, UK, is set to appear at New York Fashion Week. Daisy-May Demetre was born with fibular hemimelia, where part or all of the fibular bone in the leg is missing. It meant she required a double ...continue.
ULTA Beauty Makes Disability Matter

ULTA Beauty Makes Disability Matter

Recently I saw a Facebook message from a mom whose young daughter is a wheelchair user. The post included a photo of her daughter looking at a window ad of a beautiful model who is also a wheelchair user, as they entered ...continue.
Julie Dombo pushing for legislation to help fellow amputees in Kansas

Julie Dombo pushing for legislation to help fellow amputees in Kansas

Dombo spent months in the hospital and doctors had to amputate parts of her arms and legs. An especially difficult challenge came with trying to get myoelectric limbs she needs in order to continue living her day-to-day life. ...continue.
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