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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...

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...