Beating cancer and getting back into the sport

Felicia-amputee girl

“I want to inspire others. You can overcome and do anything.” “Felicia” has enhanced the life of 13-year-old Skylar Scarnecchia of Champion Township, Ohio. Late last year, Felicia may have also saved her life. Felicia is the nickname Skylar gave her prosthetic right leg, which she has worn since her below-the-knee amputation in 2016, due … Read article »

Physiotherapist overcomes leg loss and helps patients with prostheses

Kayane Carneiro

Kayane Carneiro Corrêa, 31, suffered a serious accident when she was a child in Recife-PE, and had one of her legs amputated. She needed physical therapy to adapt for 10 years before putting on the prosthesis. She has been a PCD physiotherapist for four years and has a postgraduate degree in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Today … Read article »

“My accident was the best thing that ever happened to me”

Noelle Lambert-AmpGirl

It’s a stunning statement. Then again, the 23-year-old Lambert, a UMass Lowell graduate, is a special person.Lowell – She lost her left leg in a tragic accident. But not her indomitable spirit. While in college, the Londonderry, N.H., native started the Born to Run Foundation on a determined mission to donate specialized athletic prostheses to … Read article »

Meet Felicia Cantone

Felicia Cantone-Amputee Girl

Student who lost her leg to cancer stops hiding her disability online to inspire people to love their bodies. After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (a type of bone cancer) at the age of six and undergoing three years of gruelling treatment, Felicia Cantone came to a decision. At the age of nine, she told … Read article »

“Beauty is unique”

Rosalina Oktavia (@kazzrozza)-Amputee Model

Amputee model wants to spread positivity despite difficulties. It takes a lot of effort and self-discipline to be a model, and we could only imagine how much more demanding it is to be an amputee model. A bad surgery caused Singapore-based Indonesian amputee model Rosalina Oktavia to lose a limb, but it did not deter her from … Read article »

‘Get out and go’: La Jollan publishes memoirs about life and teamwork after triple amputation

Linda Olson-triple amputee

“It’s been a good life,” La Jolla Shores resident Linda Olson said of the one she’s built with the help of her husband after surviving an accident 35 years ago that left her a triple amputee. Olson authored her first book, “Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life,” in which she … Read article »