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Double Amputee

Airline Staff Grants 4-Year-Old Double Amputee's Wish For 'Wings'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.10.2015 | Good News

A Chinese boy's dreams of flight were fulfilled by a compassionate airline staff. A boy identified as Li Haifeng by XinHua News, wished for "a pai...

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 ...

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.

WATCH: Nonprofits Give Hundreds Of Amputee Vets Souped-Up Power Wheelchairs

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

A group of nonprofits is giving multiple amputee veterans a chance to experience the great outdoors with greater ease and more independence. The I...

The Soldier Who Came Back From The Dead

Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

First Lt. Nick Vogt has faced death many times this year, but thanks to the support, prayers and blood of more than 300 troops, the soldier is alive a...

Double-Amputee Marine Taunted At Restaurant

Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

As Courtney Carnes wheeled her husband into a restaurant after a football game Sunday, she was looking forward to enjoying a meal with her friends and...

Feds Investigate Cop Who Killed Double-Amputee

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

HOUSTON — A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a whe...

Joe Walsh Charges Democratic Challenger, Double-Amputee Veteran, With Not Being 'True Hero'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Sunday accused his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth -- a double-amputee veteran of the Iraq War -- of not being a "true ...

Indonesian Amputee Becomes A Photographer

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Rusidah Badawi is not your average photographer. The 44-year-old Indonesian woman is a double amputee, having lost both of her arms in a tragic accide...

Double Amputee Skydives For Justice

Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact

Malcolm Lambert relied on his legs to carry him through races to raise awareness and aid for missing persons cases. But after he lost his legs to gang...

Double Amputee War Vet Runs Disney Half Marathon

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Though racing long distances in his prosthetic legs is painful, that didn't keep Lance Corporal Matias Ferreira from completing the half marathon in D...

E-Reader Bedtime Stories

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Robinson

I was born without hands. I've spent 40 years reading on the floor. I've dreamed of being able to hold a book in bed. The e-reader has changed my life: one click of a button and I'm turning pages without hands!

Oscar Pistorius: When A Disadvantage Becomes An Advantage

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Russ Wellen

The case could be made that the efficiency of the prosthetics Pistorius is allowed to use should be governed. But since we're dealing with the disabled, that would seem churlish.

Double Amputee Barred From Olympics, Prosthetics Give Him "Advantage"

NY Times | JOSHUA ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Track and field's world governing body ruled on Monday that Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter from South Africa, is not be eligible to compet...