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Virtual Reality Could Help People With Phantom Pain

Healthline | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

Imagining you are somewhere else might help you eliminate phantom pain. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have reported promi...

This 'USB Port for the Body' Is a High-Tech, Pain-Free Solution for Amputees

NationSwell | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact

Prior to losing an arm and a foot when he fell underneath a train in 2012, James Young went on a run pretty much every day after work. After his initi...

Not Angels but Shining Examples

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Patricia M. Davidson

There are outbreaks like Ebola, there are deadly storms, there are explosions, there are mass shootings. Even "everyday" nursing can be overwhelming at times. What separates the very top nurses is what they do from there.

Support Pours In For 4-Year-Old Whose Prosthetic Was Stolen

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.06.2016 | Good News

Strangers came together to have this 4-year-old’s back after an upsetting incident. Liam Brenes, who has FATCO syndrome and had to undergo amputati...

Breakdancer Doesn't Need Both Legs To Slay These Moves

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Tommy Ly lost his right leg at 18 years old, but that hasn't kept him off the dance floor. Ly was filmed getting down alongside Giannis Sevdikalis, w...

This Baby Was Born With An 'Incurable Disease' -- Today, He's A Paralympic Hopeful

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.27.2016 | OWN

In the fall of 2001, Tina and Mike McCasland were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child. But minutes after their boy, Cody, was born, th...

Fearless Is as Fearless Does -- The Journey of Marine Sgt. Rob Jones

Shandra Carlson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Having the incredible opportunity to hear Rob talk, I quickly picked up on his hard-won wisdom, gained from fearless acts performed on a daily basis. Acts most of us can't fathom. I am honored to share some of our conversation with you.

Internet Comes Together To Make 9-Year-Old With Amputated Finger Feel Less Alone

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News

One little boy got a big boost of confidence from these cops -- and some strangers -- who cared. Zalend Thames, a 9-year-old amputee, felt self-consc...

What You Can Learn From a Double Amputee

James Calder | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
James Calder

If patients knew the stats and figures surrounding advanced wounds they would never ignore them and would seek treatment right away. However, it is important to remember that it is not the patient's fault. It is extremely hard to get someone to care about an issue until it crashes into a daily reality. We must do more as a healthcare community to educate the masses.

Model Who Lost Leg To Toxic Shock Syndrome Slays At Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.22.2016 | Good News

Meet the new face of empowerment. Last week, 28-year-old Lauren Wasser made her runway debut at New York City Fashion Week sporting a bold accessory -...

Family Of 2-Year-Old With Amputated Arm Adopts Kitten That Lost A Leg

AP | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2017 | Good News

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm is getting a special gift: A kitten that also suffered an amputation. ...

Son With No Arms Uses His Mouth To Spoon-Feed Sick Mom Every Day

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News

This man's devotion to his mother is beyond humbling. Chen Xingyin, a 48-year-old farmer from the village of Tongxin in China, lost both arms in an a...

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.06.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

We Could All Learn A Thing Or Two From Our Latest Style Crush, Mama Càx

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style

Allow us to introduce you to Cacsmy Brutus, our latest style crush. The 25-year-old Brooklynite, who prefers to be called Mama Càx, is disarmingly be...

How Are Amputees Handcuffed?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Crime

This is always a tricky situation, and just something you have to work out with both pragmatism and diplomacy.

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

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...