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VA uses innovative means to help reduce diabetic limb loss

VA uses innovative means to help reduce diabetic limb loss

For National Diabetes Month–and as part of broader efforts by VA to confront diabetes–VA will begin regional implementation of the Podimetrics Mat, a new medical device that has the potential to prevent limb loss in Veterans with diabetes.The technology, now in use at ...continue.
A double amputee finishes the Ironman!

A double amputee finishes the Ironman!

Sidney Smith is a father of four, a husband, a double amputee and a tri-athlete! He lost both of his legs to a degenerative nerve disorder a few years ago after years of trying braces and even surgeries to help his condition.  ...continue.
Quadruple amputee mom learns how to drive again

Quadruple amputee mom learns how to drive again

Eight years ago, Katy Hayes made national headlines when she became a quadruple amputee. The mom of three from Kingwood, Texas contracted a life-threatening bacterial infection days after giving birth. But she hasn't let her disability stop her from living life to ...continue.
Double amputee Hari Budha Magar aims for an Everest first

Double amputee Hari Budha Magar aims for an Everest first

Hari Budha Magar is laughing. He does that a lot. The ex-soldier turned mountaineer was being reminded that even at the top of the world in the freezing cold, there's no danger of him getting frostbitten toes. Because he doesn't have any. ...continue.
Extreme E: Billy Monger selected for drivers' programme

Extreme E: Billy Monger selected for drivers’ programme

Britain's Billy Monger is one of the latest racers on the Extreme E championship drivers' programme. Monger is a double leg amputee after suffering serious injuries in a high-speed Formula 4 crash at Donington Park in 2017. The 20-year-old returned to competition ...continue.
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.