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Quadruple Amputee Veteran To Build Fully Accessible Retreat Home For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Travis Mills is at it again. The retired staff sergeant and quadruple amputee announced last week that his organization -- the Travis Mills Foundat...

A Triple Amputee's Dream Wedding Brings Community Together

HooplaHa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Marine Corporal Juan Dominguez lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. On April 27, 2013, the community of Temecula, California came together to give Juan and his bride Alexis their dream wedding.

Male Amputee Model Walks In New York Fashion Week Show Featuring People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News

Correction: This story initially reported that Jack Eyers was the first male model amputee to walk at New York Fashion Week, based on a Caters News Ag...

Nonprofit To Use 3-D Printing To Make Prosthetics Cheaper And More Accessible For Ugandan Amputees

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News

An organization is using technology to make resources more accessible to amputees in developing countries. Christian Blind Mission, an NGO in Cana...

How I Found Humor As A 35-Year-Old Quad Amputee

Oral Fixation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Oral Fixation

When situations like these occur, we are all faced with a psychological challenge. I could have become really embarrassed and closed off and decided never to go out in public to prevent my leg or wig from falling off or to prevent hearing the words "she has no hands." But wouldn't that be avoiding life?

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

Why Are Animals With Prosthetics Upworthy When People Aren't?

Liz Jackson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Jackson

Have you ever noticed how quick we are to celebrate animals with prosthetics when there are so few Upworthy photos and videos of humans in the same situation? I decided to turn to two of my most animal-loving friends to get their thoughts.

How A Mother With Amputated Arms Became An Angel In Her Daughter's Eyes

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg Martina Bacigalupo was on assignment for the United Nations in Burundi when she hear...

Boston Bombing Survivor Writes Hilarious Break-Up Note To Leg Before Amputation

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News

This Boston bombing survivor faces some of her toughest obstacles with her head held high and a smile on her face. Rebekah DiMartino, 27, of Richm...

Teen Amputee Befriends 3-Legged Dog, Because Empathy Can Be The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News

This teen amputee has found a best friend in a pooch with a very relatable journey. Sam Sartain, 16, from Gainesville, Georgia, was in a serious AT...

Resolute 10-Year-Old Returns To Football Field After Double Leg Amputations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

Sometimes passion is a key factor to beating impossible odds. Because of his insatiable love for football, 10-year-old Deven Jackson from Shermans ...

Quadruple Amputee Hits New York Fashion Week Runway, Rediscovers Self-Confidence

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

There's nothing like walking the runway at New York Fashion Week to renew a woman's self-confidence. And now Karen Crespo, 31, knows exactly what t...

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Tool

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf the device works and works well, is there really a need to make it look nice? Technology has a new edge in today's products -- not only do they have to work, but they also have to make us look good using them.

From Disabled To Super-Abled: Redefining What It Means To Be Physically Challenged And Human

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAll of a sudden, being disabled is akin to taking performance-enhancing drugs. We able-bodied people have gone from sympathetic to threatened by these supposedly less-able athletes.

Regardless Of Ability, Beauty Is An Advantage

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tony Phillips

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe esteem nothing as highly as appearance, and, in a society that judges on the most superficial terms, finding a woman beautiful in fake legs is not growth; it's logic.

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | Posted 10.22.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.

This Buff Amputee Who Does Crossfit And 5Ks Inspires Us To Get Off Our Butts

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News

Some of us go great lengths, inventing a host of excuses, to avoid exercise at all costs. Not Krystal Cantu. Despite losing an arm in a car ac...

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.

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.

The Happy Update From An 'Endlessly Positive' Man Who Lost His Legs

OWN | Posted 05.20.2014 | OWN

John Tartaglio grew up with a passion for sports, but at age 17, he lost his legs and part of his arm to a rare muscle-eating bacteria. Doctors said t...

Getting a Leg Up: Yoga for Amputees

Rob Schware | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Marsha Danzig, founder and director of Yoga for Amputees, as well as Color Me Yoga for children. Marsha is a below-knee ampu...

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

My One Nightstand: A Story of Cancer, Addiction, and Furniture

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

My nightstand served as a holding tank for the turquoise kidney shaped throw-up trays I'd need over five years of chemo. It converted to a trashcan for all of the Kleenex used to wipe the vomit off my face. It displayed fish tanks, terrariums and cool lamps. It housed the first love letter I ever received. When I moved away from home, my nightstand naturally came with me.

Amputee Cheerleader Is An Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

College student and amputee, Patience Beard, won our hearts when she made the division 1 cheer squad at the University of Arkansas. Now, in her second...