Stories and Wisdom
Here we share some of the wisdom we as amputees have gathered over the years. Our goal is to share information on personal triumphs, adventures in diet and exercise, and experiences with mental health, etc.
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it's simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
Steve Ziehr looks back on August 30, 2016 as the day he got his life back. That day he underwent an elective amputation, having his right leg removed a few inches below the knee.
Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.
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Meet farmer Chris if you’d like to see an inspirational story about someone who doesn’t make excuses and isn’t afraid of hard work.
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Richie overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports, the most winning organization in NASCAR.
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A Chinese climber who was crippled by frostbite on Everest more than 40 years ago has scaled the summit at the start of this year's climbing season.
In 2012, Mohammad Hamido lost both his legs in a bomb attack in Syria… But now he has been given prosthetic legs, and is learning to walk again.
How do you get through your day? Richie Parker Is Amazing and hopefully, after watching this video you’ll have a greater appreciation for what you can do with your life. Richie overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports, the most winning organization in NASCAR.
No Arms, No Legs, No Worries! Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs but he hasn’t let that stop him from LIVING. Nick could easily look at his life as a glass half empty but instead, he has chosen a positive outlook and seems to enjoy every minute of being alive.
Listen to Steve Ziehr as he discusses this very topic in this podcast. Steve's interview starts at: 24:00
Iona was diagnosed with cancer in her right leg at the age of five.
Derrick makes prosthetic limbs for all types of animals.
When a casting director rejected her because of her missing limb, this stunning runway model could have given up on her dream, but she didn't.