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

TEDTalks | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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...

Operation Surf

Peter Neill | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

The literature and the science are affirmed: the ocean provides both tangible and intangible qualities for our lives -- indeed it is an immersion that we cannot live without.

WATCH: Mega Brawl Erupts Between Amputee Players

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

A soccer match played by amputees representing the Netherlands and Belgium turned ugly over the weekend after a massive brawl disrupted the friendly g...

Jon Ward

Green Berets Overcome Loss Of Limbs And Look To Help Others Do Same

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.27.2013 | Good News

WACO, Texas -- Some people see it as a mixed blessing that modern medicine has saved the lives of many soldiers, only to produce huge numbers of amput...

Photographer Who Lost Leg In Blast Has Message Of Hope For Boston Bombing Victims

AP | EMILIO MORENATTI | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

BARCELONA, Spain -- In the first horrific moments after the Boston bombing, with smoke still billowing around the wounded, I know what is going throug...

The Most Inspiring 13-Year-Old You'll Read About All Day

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 06.22.2013 | Miami

When Michael Stolzenberg heard that at least 13 people would lose limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, he said he had a pretty good idea ...

WATCH: Triple-Amputee Veteran Throws Strike At World Series Game 2

Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

At Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, a triple amputee veteran not only threw out the ceremonial first pitch, he also stunned onlookers when he p...

'Grey's Anatomy': Arizona Lashes Out Over Amputated Leg

Posted 10.19.2012 | TV

Arizona is struggling to move on after Callie made the decision to amputate her leg. She feels betrayed by her wife, but Callie felt it was either the...

PHOTOS: Marines Carry Boy With Broken Prosthetic Leg Across Triathlon Finish Line

Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact

When Kim Baltz didn't see her 11-year-old son approaching the finish line at the Sea Turtle Tri kids triathlon in Pensacola Beach, Fla., she knew some...

WATCH: Taylor Morris, Quadruple Amputee, Dances With Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

Taylor Morris and Danielle Kelly's love story is a captivating one: Morris was hit by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan and became one ...

This Wearable Robot Can Help People Walk Again

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

When Joey Abicca pokes a metal crutch into the ground with his right arm, tiny motors start whirling around his left leg, lifting it and moving it for...

Inspiring Mom Has No Lower Body

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

Rose Siggins needs a new skateboard -- and it isn't to master the latest trick. A married mother of two and part-time mechanic in Pueblo, Colo., Siggi...

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.

Teacher Denied Leave To Be With Dying Wife

Posted 09.07.2012 | Money

Time ran out on Thursday for a Georgia woman whose rare infection led to a quadruple amputation and whose husband's unsuccessful battle to take time o...

Paralympic Rower Oksana Masters Inspires New Sonnet Form

David Shook | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
David Shook

Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).

What Joe Walsh Needs to Know About Tammy Duckworth

Rick Newman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

Once again this year, Duckworth's alive day will come a few days after a Congressional election she's running in. By then, voters will have decided if she's enough of a hero for them.

John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Defend Her?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

This past Sunday, Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, who never served a day in the military, shamelessly questioned the heroism of his Congressional opponent, Illinois Army National Guard veteran and double amputee, Major Tammy Duckworth.