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Challenged Athletes: Changing Opinions About Disability

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Tony Phillips

In fact, when we're talking about people who swim a half-mile, ride 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles all before breakfast, there's really nothing 'disabled' about them at all.

In Support of Limb Loss Awareness Month

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Domenick Scudera

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Our nation has become all too aware of limb loss this April as a result of the Boston bombings. I am not an amputee myself, but I share a connection with the amputee community because of my dogs, both of whom are missing limbs and are certified therapy dogs.

Boston Fund Raises More Than $20 MIllion, But Is It Enough?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Of...

I Lost A Limb And Lived To Tell The Tale

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.26.2012 | Good News
Tony Phillips

My new knee will include a microprocessor that calculates pitch, yaw, roll, orientation, direction and momentum at something like 70 computations a second. I'm 46. I'm pretty sure the beaten-down old natural knee they cut off me was performing calculations with an abacus. Felt that way anyhow.