Tag Archive: amputee

Manfit – Second User Profile: Bill’s Story

As you’ll know, our current Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, MANFIT (Manchester Amputee fitness Initiative) kindly agreed to send us personal stories of some of their users. We met Ron last month, now you can see how gym trainer, Bill Shone, became involved… Bill Shone’s (our gym trainer) story Here’s Bill Shone, Manfit’s gym trainer!… View Article

Jonny Ackroyd – TT in N Yorkshire

If you’re thinking of having a go at a time trial, just go for it and see what you’re made of! Jonny Ackroyd The destination for my second time trial was Dishforth in North Yorkshire. The event had no para cycling category, Maggz and I were the only para cyclists there and were just mixed… View Article

Team Bader Success at Uttoxeter

Competing for Team Bader Amputees (officially registered with the CTT – Cycling Time Trials – last year) Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Maggi Biggs put up excellent times in their respective Cycling Time Trials at Uttoxeter on Sunday. Wyn, an above knee amputee, is new to the discipline but managed to achieve an average… View Article

Team Bader Cycling off the blocks

Team Bader Cycling has launched its 2015 programme in style with Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs and Wyn Jenkins both turning in great performances in Time Trials events last weekend. Maggz a below knee amputee and Wyn an above knee amputee cycle under the banner of Team Bader Amputees, now an officially affiliated… View Article

Seeking double arm amputee…

We Got POP, a casting platform, is currently working on a high profile production and urgently seeking a double arm amputee for a role. At this stage any gender will be considered. This could be an exciting opportunity and if you’d like more information please contact Steven Griffiths by email: steven@wegotpop.com or telephone: 07583319177 You can also visit… View Article

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Interested in participating in a project for evaluating new lower limb prosthetic designs? Read on from the SDGP…

Interested in participating in a project for evaluating new lower limb prosthetic designs? Read on from the SDGP…

 (Click on the SDGP Logo to visit the Website) We’ve received the following information from Scottish Disability Golf (SDGP). This sounds like a potentially valuable exercise that could benefit other amputees. If you’re interested in taking part or finding out more, please use the contact details below. ************* Are you interested in participating in a… View Article
PACE Opens New Rehabilitation Unit in Northeast

PACE Opens New Rehabilitation Unit in Northeast

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson for sending us this latest good news from PACE. Wonderful to know that there is now a place for amputees and limb injured individuals to go for rehabilitation in the Northeast. Many congratulations to PACE on this, its 3rd clinic. * The link to Arctic1 above can not be opened. If… View Article
Legs4Africa Awarded Charitable Status!

Legs4Africa Awarded Charitable Status!

We’ve brought Legs4Africa to your attention before (please click HERE to visit previous post: Do You Have a Redundant Prosthetic Limb at Home?) and were delighted to learn that this wonderful organisation has just been awarded charitable status. Many congratulations to Legs4Africa on this great and well-deserved award. It’s good to hear some positive news… View Article

Legs4Africa Awarded Charitable Status

We’ve brought Legs4Africa to your attention before (please click HERE to visit previous post: Do You Have a Redundant Prosthetic Limb?) and were delighted to learn that this wonderful organisation has just been awarded charitable status.   Many congratulations to Legs4Africa on this great and well-deserved award. It’s good to hear some positive news for Africa… Please see… View Article

Family’s Joy as Amputee Toddler Takes First Steps

We don’t usually print news stories but this one was so heartwarming I thought I should share it. I’m sure anyone reading it will join us all at the DBF in wishing the aptly nicknamed little Suzanna “Lionheart” Gibson a long, healthy and happy life. She’s certainly fought for it already and clearly has the… View Article

Support for DBF in London Triathlon!

(Please click on the logo above to visit the London Triathlon Website.) The London Triathlon will take place on the 2nd and 3rd August. The event is approaching fast and our DBF representatives will soon be putting their months of training to the test.  The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest and most iconic triathlon,… View Article

Team Bader Triumphs! Handicapped Rider Wins Handicap!!

We are proud and delighted to announce that DBF Ambassador, Margaret Biggs, has taken Team Bader Cycling up a notch. Breaking News: “Team Bader Amputee rider, Maggz, wins best placed lady on handicap time. Her time of 1 hr 9 mins 54 secs for the 25 Mile Time Trial in a field of 120 able-bodied… View Article

Male trans-tibial amputee? Can you help Alex?

We’ve been contacted by Alex Breen who is currently undertaking a PhD with Bournemouth University, exploring the spine and lower limb kinematics of trans-tibial amputees. He is looking to gain further information relating to his study and hopes to recruit potential volunteers to take part. The purpose of Alex’s PhD is to investigate the relationship… View Article

A great time had by all at the BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend at Calvert Trust, Kielder

BADER BRAVES ADVENTURE WEEKEND at CALVERT TRUST KIELDER 11-13 April 2014 Well – what a wonderful time we all had at Calvert Trust, Kielder, last weekend. A big thank you to all who attended and made it such a heart-warming and inspirational weekend. We have held previous Adventure Weekends at the Calvert Trust both in… View Article

BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend for Young Amputees and Children with Limb Loss

A BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend for young amputees and children with limb loss will be held at the Calvert Trust, Kielder on the weekend of the 11th – 13th April. (Please note that this event is full.) For more information please contact: DAVID BICKERS, The Douglas Bader Foundation Administration Office, 14 Raynham Road, London,W6 0HY… View Article
Racing Away the Ghosts – Scott Richardson

Racing Away the Ghosts – Scott Richardson

Another inspirational older piece that has been moved from a different section of the original website to be included here. Again, apologies that the images have been lost along the way. Scott Richardson On Wednesday 31 st August 2005 I was stood hugging my mum, both of us in floods of tears. I had just… View Article
Bike Egypt – Kiera Roche

Bike Egypt – Kiera Roche

This is an older story from a different section of the original Website and I apologise for the absence of images, which got lost somewhere in the translation. The dynamic Kiera has gone on to run LimbPower which many of you will have come across. A link to LimbPower can be found under Charities in… View Article
Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

We’ve heard from Pete Tomkins that his company is looking for people to test a product that could enable people – amputees or otherwise – without the use of their legs, to use a motorbike more easily. Please see his message below and, if you’d like to take part in this trial for something that… View Article
Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

We’ve heard from Pete Tomkins that his company is looking for people to test a product that could enable people – amputees or otherwise – without the use of their legs, to use a motorbike more easily. Please see his message below and, if you’d like to take part in this trial for something that… View Article
"Swap Shoes with Amputees" – A great idea!

"Swap Shoes with Amputees" – A great idea!

We’ve been contacted by  Jack Parker, a high right leg amputee since 2008. He’s created a page called “Swap Shoes With Amputees” (This is a page for people missing a right or left leg even right or left arms to swap shoes or gloves and also feel free to share stories and chat amongst each… View Article

If you’ve always wanted to learn to run grab your chance with LimbPower!

If you are an amputee or ambulant disabled and have always wanted to learn to run, this could be your chance! On January 26th, from 10.00am – 3.00pm, LimbPower will be holding Learn to Run Clinics at the Chelmsford Sport & Athletic Centre. Please see below for details and contact LimbPower for more information or… View Article

Phil Oakley – Trekking in Morocco

We are extremely grateful to Phil Oakley for sending us this inspirational report of his latest venture and for the beautiful images. You can see all the pictures he sent in a gallery beneath the story. Not content with a challenging trip to Borneo earlier in the year, Bader Grant recipient Phil decided to tackle… View Article

5 Amputee Athletes Benefit from Charity Run

Our thanks to Scott Richardson from Pace Rehabilitation for sending this inspirational story CHARITY RUN HELPS FUND RUNNING BLADES FOR WORTHY AMPUTEES On a clear but frosty Sunday morning, on the rural edge of Chesham in Buckinghamshire, seven amputees were amongst 200 runners who were lining up for the 5th ‘Pednor 10’ charity run recently…. View Article
We're back! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We're back! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS! We’re delighted to be back in action following the Christmas and New Year break. We hope you all had a very happy time and have survived the worst the weather can throw at us so far this year. Our sympathy to those who have been affected by the… View Article
1st Amputee in Europe Receives Bionic Foot

1st Amputee in Europe Receives Bionic Foot

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson from PACE Rehabilitation for sending in this brilliant article. What phenomenal (literal) strides the prosthetics industry is making and how wonderful that amputees are now able to benefit so greatly from them. “…it’s as if my (amputated) leg has come alive again” – Jozef Metelka **************************** Once a sci-fi vision,… View Article

Phil Oakley reports from Borneo expedition

We are very grateful to Phil Oakley for sending us a report of his recent amazing trip to Borneo with Camps International. Phil, a lower limb amputee, and Bader Grant recipient, doesn’t let his amputation stop him travelling all over the world. He has already written a report from the Amazonian Rain Forest where he… View Article

The Primary and Junior Amputee Games are approaching fast…Please join us.

THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO BE GAMES PARTNER OF THE AMPUTEE JUNIOR GAMES. STILL TIME TO JOIN US THERE: LimbPower’s Primary and Junior Games will be held on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October, at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. PRIMARY GAMES – Introducing young amputees and the young ambulant disabled between the ages… View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Blog – Days 9 & 10: He’s made it to Scotland!!

Philip Bailey, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation, is progressing brilliantly with his LEJOG Challenge and we were particularly delighted to receive his latest update and to hear that he has reached Scotland. Well done, Philip! I imagine that must feel like a pretty wonderful milestone… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – Day 8

Many thanks to Philip Bailey for sending us his eagerly awaited Blog for Day 8 of his Gruelling LEJOG Challenge. As you will know, Philip is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation and we are extremely grateful to him for his amazing efforts on behalf of… View Article
Latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation-The BiOM Ankle System

Latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation-The BiOM Ankle System

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson, Business Development at PACE Rehabilitation, for sending us the latest Press Release concerning the revolutionary BiOM ankle: Amputee says, “It’s like having my leg back!” Following the successful first ever fitting of the revolutionary BiOM ankle system in Europe last year, Pace Rehabilitation has continued to provide seven of its… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – A Rider’s Blog 2

We are extremely grateful to Wyn Jenkins for sending us his BLOG Part 2 following the successful and seeming even enjoyable completion of the Tandem Challenge Wales. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a wonderful and inspirational read and I hope that, as Wyn writes, it’ll encourage other amputees to take up the sport. This, after… View Article

Last chance to take part in valuable LA Research Project

The Limbless Association (LA) Research Project is closing at the end of this month so this is your last chance to have your say. Please fill in the form as your input to this project could ultimately be of benefit to all amputees and those with congenital limb loss. It will only take a few minutes… View Article
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Does it give you the PIP? We have received several queries about how the revisions to the Personal Independence Payment will affect amputees. We followed a trail to get the information and are indebted to Steve McNeice and Sam Gallop at the Associated Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG) for their help and direction and Richard… View Article
PACE Press Release – 74 Year Old Amputee Regains Confidence

PACE Press Release – 74 Year Old Amputee Regains Confidence

We’ve received notification from PACE Rehabilitation of a Press Release featuring a 74 year old established amputee patient who has regained his confidence through the provision of a new prosthesis with a micro-processor knee unit. Please read this inspirational story by clicking on the picture of Vernon Leigh on the left.

A Couple of Opportunities…

We’ve received details about a couple of opportunities which may be of interest. These can be found on the LLIC Website as follows. Clicking on the links will take you to the relevant News Posts where you will find information and contact details: Talent Introduction Days and Learn to Run Workshops for Amputees 17th International… View Article
Talent Introduction Days and Learn to Run Workshop for Amputees

Talent Introduction Days and Learn to Run Workshop for Amputees

Can you see yourself competing in the Paralympics? Or would you simply like to try one or more new sports to see how you get on? Either way the following information will represent an opportunity too good to miss! Job King, the Disability Athletics Support Officer – Midlands & South West, has contacted us to… View Article

Philip Oakley Rain Forest Expedition

Bader Grant Recipient, PHILIP OAKLEY was selected as a leader for a 5 week British Schools Society (BSES) expedition to the Amazonian Rain Forest during July/August 2012. Phil is a below the knee amputee keen to show that it is possible to take the ‘dis’ out of disabled. His challenge is to remain an effective ‘able’… View Article

LA Research Project – Please Take Part

The Limbless Association (LA) is funding a Research Project that could provide information to help with assessing and securing the help and support required by amputees and those with congenital limb loss. Please take the time to fill out the form. This should only take between 15-25 minutes and could be of ultimate benefit to… View Article

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello and best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year to all our readers and supporters. Well – another Christmas has been and gone and here we are in 2013! This is a very auspicious year for the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION as it is our 30th Anniversary Year. We are immensely proud of… View Article

2 Great Opportunities: Learn to Run and Talent Spotting

We’ve heard from Kiera Roche from LimbPower about the 2 following exciting opportunities. Learn to Run Workshops are free running clinics where leg amputees can learn about running along with relevant information, and Talent Intro, is where those of  you who can already run might be spotted as  Paralympians of the future… As Kiera says: “Not… View Article
Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

18 September 2012 The Inaugural LimbPower Junior Amputee Games, sponsored by Leigh Day & Co, took place last weekend at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The event was a great success with children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old participating in a variety of Paralympic sports over two days. The… View Article

…and more on Jonnie Peacock’s brilliant victory…

From The Mirror – Sport ‘Britain’s Usain Bolt’ blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, to roars from the capacity crowd. Golden boy Jonnie Peacock sprinted into the history books last night when he won 100m gold. The 19-year-old – dubbed Britain’s Usain Bolt – blitzed past his rivals, including South Africa’s Oscar… View Article
Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

We’ve been contacted by Alistair Macfarlane, the Exercise Referral Coordinator for Everyone Active Gyms in Bristol. www.bristol.gov.uk/activechoices They are holding an open day on July 7th at Horfield Leisure Centre, Horfield, Dorian Road, Bristol, BS7 0XW, when Team GB Coach, Hayley Ginn, will be at the gym to hold a free workshop for leg amputees who may be… View Article
Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

We’ve been contacted by Alistair Macfarlane, the Exercise Referral Coordinator for Everyone Active Gyms in Bristol. www.bristol.gov.uk/activechoices They are holding an open day on July 7th at Horfield Leisure Centre, Horfield, Dorian Road, Bristol, BS7 0XW, when Team GB Coach, Hayley Ginn, will be at the gym to hold a free workshop for leg amputees who… View Article
2 PACE Patients Hit the News….

2 PACE Patients Hit the News….

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson from PACE Rehabilitation for sending the following articles. PACE have excelled themselves recently and this is just an example of what amputees have been able to achieve recently with their help and expertise. ************************************* Amputee Bobby Griffin Carries the Olympic Flame Remarkably, just twenty months after his elective leg amputation… View Article

2012 Amputee Games

It’s back! The 2012 Amputee Games will be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium over the weekend of the 12th-13th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to try a new sport, meet fellow amputees and have a great time doing so. 12th-13th May 2012 – Amputee Games The 2012 Amputee Games is being held in May… View Article
In Florida, Amputees Find Normal Life on the Golf Course

In Florida, Amputees Find Normal Life on the Golf Course

They’ve lost limbs and earned Purple Hearts for their service. Now an academy in Tampa is helping them regain what they want most: an everyday existence. His 12-foot putt trickles past the cup, a late break in the green dipping the ball to the right. It’s a hazy, slightly windy Friday morning on the first… View Article
David’s 3 Peaks Challenge to help  Bader Braves.

David’s 3 Peaks Challenge to help Bader Braves.

David McNamara from Maidenhead, father of one of our Bader Braves, has taken on the amazing 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of his son and to raise much needed funds for the Foundation and, in particular, the Braves project. David’s son is something of a Braves veteran having participated in a number of our Young… View Article
GOLF – First Swing Clinic at the SDGP – Enter here

GOLF – First Swing Clinic at the SDGP – Enter here

News from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP): The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership – (SDGP) – “The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership is governed and operated by disabled people and is the only group in Scotland which actively encourages and involves anyone of any age, with a disability, serious health problem or mobility issue and their… View Article
Cycle to Support the Douglas Bader Foundation – Team DBF Velo is underway

Cycle to Support the Douglas Bader Foundation – Team DBF Velo is underway

Two of our new Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (Maggz) a b/k amputee, and Wyn Jenkins an a/k amputee, are cycling enthusiasts who already have quite a few thousand miles – and the occasional sore bottom, I’m sure – under their belts. They are very keen to get a DBF Cycling Team together in… View Article
DBF Starts 2012 on a High Note

DBF Starts 2012 on a High Note

THE Douglas Bader Foundation is going into 2012, the year of what will be our 30th Anniversary, on a high note. Not only have we been in existence now for almost 30 years following the charity’s inception after the death of Sir Douglas, 30 years ago in September this year (no mean feat for a… View Article

Paralympics – Perseverance pays off for equestrian

MILLBROOK — The first time Donna Ponessa’s equestrian coach, Wes Dunham, saw her on a horse about two years ago, he told her to sit up straighter. Ponessa, who has multiple sclerosis and is paralyzed from the chest down, said she didn’t think she could ride unless she hunched slightly forward. “I can’t breathe if… View Article

Amputee shares ‘inconvenience’ with Libertyville students

By Beth Kramer ekramer@stmedianetwork.com December 2, 2011 9:24PM LIBERTYVILLE — Having a prosthetic leg is not a disability, Mike Carzoli told about 125 fifth grade students Friday. He called it a “minor inconvenience” that doesn’t hold him back from anything — he can run, jump, play sports, go swimming and live the lifestyle he wants. Carzoli… View Article
Article from PACE Rehabilitation – Fantastic developments in personalised prosthetics

Article from PACE Rehabilitation – Fantastic developments in personalised prosthetics

Lower limb prosthetic appearance – Current Trends An increasing number of lower limb prosthetic users are more comfortable with, and in some ways proud to show off, their exposed prosthesis, in preference to a conventional cosmetic cover. Historically, a bolder appearance has generally been favoured by younger, more active, prosthetic users.  Recently however, a wider… View Article

Adam Layer – New Ambassador of the Douglas Bader Foundation

“I am very proud to be an ambassador of the Douglas Bader Foundation. I have been drawn into the world of aviation head first, and have felt first hand the ecstatic feeling of being in the air above the earth, and taking control of a light aircraft. By giving young people in difficult circumstances the… View Article
Latest Newsletter from KartForce – Karting for Injured Troops

Latest Newsletter from KartForce – Karting for Injured Troops

KartForce Newsletter Welcome to KartForce’s first newsletter. We hope you’ll find our emails of interest but if you don’t want to receive any more newsletters, just click on Unsubscribe at the foot of this email and you’ll be automatically removed. KartForce is a non-profit organisation set up by Dave Player, an ex-Sapper, with support for the ABF –… View Article

Going for gold

Losing a leg was just one of the hardships faced by Jonas as he grew up in Lithuania – now he’s determined to fly the flag for Britain at London 2012 JONAS Zimnicki is a sportsman on a mission. This week marks a year until the London Olympics begin and – with the 2012 games… View Article
Is it fair for ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics?

Is it fair for ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics?

Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete and amputee who uses carbon-fibre blades for feet, has qualified for the Olympics, but other runners accuse him of an unfair advantage Oscar Pistorius rose slowly from the starting blocks, like a middle-aged man with a dodgy back getting out of an armchair. As the athletes rounded the first… View Article

American Amputee Soldier’s Story of Determination

For America’s wounded soldiers the battles continue even though they’re thousands of miles removed from the front. Sgt. Shaun Tichenor, 32, a graduate of Staples-Motley High School, is currently rehabilitating at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., after stepping on an improvised explosive device last spring in Afghanistan and undergoing a leg amputation in June…. View Article

Ben Baltz doesn’t let amputation slow him down and now helps raise awareness for childhood cancer research

July 20, 2011 9:09 PM Katie Tammen Daily News VALPARAISO — Ben Baltz is about to reach yet another milestone in his young life. He’s going to summer camp in Ohio. The camp will not only give the 9-year-old plenty of opportunity to swim and canoe, but also test his sense of adventure with zip… View Article
Local soldier, former Savannah cop among first with 'intuitive' knee prosthetic

Local soldier, former Savannah cop among first with 'intuitive' knee prosthetic

By Corey Dickstein From the Savannah Morning News Eyeing a picnic table near the center of the courtyard, Michael Araujo and Randy Thran briskly paraded side-by-side across the brick-paved patio. Upon reaching their target, the pair stopped, turned quickly, and strode back to where they came from, finishing with a step up onto the curb that… View Article
Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco’s vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs, Marracco is the first quadruple amputee to survive the war and is… View Article
The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

Type 2 diabetes, a preventable disease caused mainly by obesity and poor diet, has become the 21st century’s first pandemic From cholera to TB, humanity has known many fearsome epidemics and pandemics. And while medicine and hygiene have been hugely effective in fighting disease, one of the best weapons has always been education. From practising… View Article
Double-amputee sets his sights on worlds

Double-amputee sets his sights on worlds

As track and field’s Diamond League crosses into the United States, the focus shifts from Usain Bolt to a pair of intriguing South African runners. Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Paralympic champion, and Caster Semenya, scrutinized in a gender-testing controversy in 2009 and 2010, headline the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday (2:30-4 p.m., NBC)…. View Article

Paralympics-‘Blade Runner’ Sprints Closer To Olympic Dream

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius is hoping to sprint his way closer to achieving his Olympic dream when he competes in Manchester today. The double leg amputee is taking part in the BT Paralympic World Cup, an event in which he is unbeaten since it began in 2005. But it is the Olympic… View Article
From America-National program inspiring amputees

From America-National program inspiring amputees

By: Erin Clarke Becoming an amputee is a traumatic experience and a national program wants to show people who have lost limbs that life isn’t over after their surgery. As YNN’s Erin Clarke tells us, Amputee Empowerment Partners is inspiring those people to embrace their new life and focus on the future. EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. —… View Article
Amputee Ken Green is back in the swing of pro golf at Senior PGA Championship-‘Inspirational’ fits him to a tee

Amputee Ken Green is back in the swing of pro golf at Senior PGA Championship-‘Inspirational’ fits him to a tee

Ken Green has been called a lot of things in his professional golf career, but “inspirational” has rarely been at the top of the list. That’s where the feisty iconoclast finds himself these days, though, when he straps on his prosthetic right leg and competes in senior competition — including this week’s 72nd Senior PGA… View Article

Paralympics-Inspiring Paralympic athletes speak of their 2012 fever

As British Paralympic stars compete in the World Cup, one basketball player, who is an amputee, tells Channel 4 News why life is “easier” for him than soldiers who have lost their legs in war zones. More than 240 athletes from 34 countries are competing in this week’s BT Paralympic World Cup, including “blade-runner” Oscar… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius insists World Championship qualifying time is now just weeks away

By: Gareth A Davies Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for the World Championships within a month. Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for… View Article

Faith, the amputee pony, is home fit and well

Faith has come home……. Readers have become avid followers of Faith and have taken her in to their hearts as we have charted her progress in recent months, both the ups and downs, and on Friday Sue and Rod Weeding were on hand at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre to welcome her home. Faith… View Article
Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius to be subject of Broadway Artist

Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius to be subject of Broadway Artist

AN ICONIC Paralympian known as the blade runner is set to feature in the latest masterpiece by Broadway artist Jeremy Houghton. The Olympic artist decided to paint Oscar Pistorius after meeting before the forthcoming BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. The South African double amputee is the world’s top Paralympics’ athlete and will be taking… View Article
From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing, and trying to get your health and life back on track can be daunting. How long will your claim take? “You only have one opportunity to settle a personal injury claim” Richard Brett, Team Leader Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing,… View Article
Innovative Pain Management Michigan Technology Helps Amputees Live Without Debilitating Pain

Innovative Pain Management Michigan Technology Helps Amputees Live Without Debilitating Pain

A condition known as residual limb pain occurs in up to 74% of amputees according to an August 200 article in the Archives of Physical Medicine (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 17, 2011 ) Ann Arbor, MI — Michael Cassano suffered from chronic pain in his right leg for 5 years after a work-related accident that caused massive… View Article
Jay County freshman Evan Mathias shines on golf course despite being double amputee

Jay County freshman Evan Mathias shines on golf course despite being double amputee

In the tee box, staring out toward the fairway beneath a dreary, gray April sky stands a confident and poised young man, unfazed by the daunting road ahead. There is no time to think. The next challenge on this journey is about to begin. Evan Mathias can’t feel his golf spikes digging into the soft,… View Article
Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

The Great Britain men’s Sitting Volleyball team will be making their debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester next month, ahead of the European Championships in Rotterdam in October. The team will be taking on The Netherlands in an International Match staged during the annual elite disability sporting event. The team, who have… View Article
Triathlete's Amazing Race motivates children for Bellin Run

Triathlete's Amazing Race motivates children for Bellin Run

DE PERE — Sarah Reinertsen wasn’t surprised by one of the first questions that came from a student on Wednesday at Notre Dame of De Pere middle school. “Was the water cold?” Swimming in cold water was not Reinertsen’s biggest obstacle. The 35-year-old had her left leg amputated when she was 7 and eventually became… View Article
Journalist Request: Amputee Input Urgently Required

Journalist Request: Amputee Input Urgently Required

We’ve received the following request from Helen Gent whose contact details are below. Your input could be useful for others who have already experienced limb loss or who might be facing it in the future, so please do contact Helen if you think you can help. JOURNALIST REQUEST I am looking for someone with acquired… View Article
Apologies for Absence

Apologies for Absence

We apologise for the recent absence of the LLIC Website. The Website has been refreshed and we hope you’ll agree that it looks better for it! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reorganising, changing and updating the content. This is your Website and, as always, we’d welcome your suggestions as to information, advice and… View Article
Wyn Jenkins – Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge

Wyn Jenkins – Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge

In October 2009 Wyn Jenkins, a recent above knee amputee, received an invitation to summit Mount Kilimanjaro with a group of civilian amputees to raise funds for LimbPower. His initial feeling that it was a “wind-up” quickly turned to determination and, after following a rigorous fitness regime, he set off on the 14th October in… View Article
Kilimanjaro Challenge – Wyn Jenkins reports

Kilimanjaro Challenge – Wyn Jenkins reports

Wyn Jenkins has just returned from a week attempting to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro; a fearsome challenge for anyone, let alone an above knee amputee. Sadly, he was unable to reach the summit – this time! – but is determined to give it another shot when, armed with the experience gained on this… View Article
RACE – Running to Beat Cancer, In Memory of a Fighter

RACE – Running to Beat Cancer, In Memory of a Fighter

Canadian Terrance Stanley Fox, better known as Terry Fox, a young student from Winnipeg, lost his right leg to bone cancer when he was just 18. He went on to defy odds and expectations by running a marathon to bring awareness to the fight against cancer 30 years ago. His tale continues to echo around… View Article

Albion man mixes optimism, determination to move on after amputation

Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 7:00 AM     Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010, 10:51 AM Debbie S. Myers | Jackson Citizen Patriot He does with one hand what some with two hands never try. Albion resident Steven Stark lost his right hand four years ago but said he found a new purpose through creating jewelry…. View Article

Martine Wright: 'I lost both legs in the London bombings but sport healed me'

A tale of hope emerges from the devastation as a Paralympian finds inspiration from volleyball – and flies high as she contemplates the 2012 Games. Alan Hubbard meets Martine Wright Sunday, 10 October 2010 Fifty-two people died in the terrorist atrocities in London on the morning of 7 July 2005, eight on the Circle Line… View Article
Phantom Limb Syndrome – Pain & Sensation Following Amputation

Phantom Limb Syndrome – Pain & Sensation Following Amputation

The idea that a person can retain an awareness of an amputated limb may not be surprising but to consider the claim that a missing limb can still move and feel intense pain raises both serious questions and skeptical eyebrows. How can a person feel pain in a limb that no longer exists? A residual… View Article
The Use of Prolonged Peripheral Neural Blockade After Lower Extremity Amputation: The Effect on Symptoms Associated with Phantom Limb Syndrome.

The Use of Prolonged Peripheral Neural Blockade After Lower Extremity Amputation: The Effect on Symptoms Associated with Phantom Limb Syndrome.

Authors: Borghi B, D’Addabbo M, White PF, Gallerani P, Toccaceli L, Raffaeli W, Tognù A, Fabbri N, Mercuri M Background: Phantom limb syndrome (PLS) is common after limb amputations, involving up to 90% of amputees. Although many different therapies have been evaluated, none has been found to be highly effective. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy… View Article
Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Body Integrity Identity Disorder

By: Gary W. Small, M.D. (Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Centre on Aging at the Semel Institure for Neuroscience & Human Behaviour) Michael Jackson at 50 looked quite different from the way he appeared in his teens and 20s. Most of us expect the usual age-related changes… View Article
Cinema Chooses Bader Story to Mark its Milestone Birthday

Cinema Chooses Bader Story to Mark its Milestone Birthday

The GERRARDS CROSS Cinema is celebrating its 85th Birthday! To celebrate this achievement – unusual in cinema history with so many cinemas closing or changing their use, it will be showing “Reach for the Sky”. If you are or could be in the Gerrards Cross area on Tuesday 12th October, you could combine an enjoyable… View Article
Desire to Help led to a New Career

Desire to Help led to a New Career

By Doris Wedge For the Norman Transcript – Sept 20th 2010 Craig Gavras enters a room with confidence, the decisive strides of a man who knows where he is going, a man who is grounded because of where he has been. His walk belies the fact that he suffered a personal injury that robbed him… View Article

Inspiring Decatur golfer inspired by others at tournament for amputees

DECATUR – Decatur’s Roe Skidmore Jr. went to Nashville, Tenn., this week to play in the 62nd annual National Amputee Golf Association Tournament, hoping he might inspire just one person. When he returned Friday, he did so realizing the person who’d been most inspired was himself. Oh, surely Skidmore was an inspiration, too. He won… View Article
Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon guides Canadian athlete Kimberly Fawcett-Smith through tragedy

Triathlon helped Kimberly Fawcett-Smith recover from losing her son, her leg and much of her military career in one terrible accident. The Air Force captain was preparing to leave for Afghanistan on Feb. 21, 2006. Her husband Maj. Curtis Smith had already been deployed to Congo. Fawcett-Smith was taking their infant son Keiran from CFB… View Article
Death of David Cameron's father – a "hero" double amputee

Death of David Cameron's father – a "hero" double amputee

Prime Minister David Cameron’s father died Wednesday shortly after the British leader joined other family members at his hospital bedside in Toulon, France. His father, Ian Cameron, 77, had suffered a stroke while on vacation. Mr. Cameron flew to France after learning of his father’s condition Wednesday morning. The trip caused him to cancel an appearance… View Article
Mariatu Kamara’s Bite of a Mango: A true Example of Overcoming Despair and Misery

Mariatu Kamara’s Bite of a Mango: A true Example of Overcoming Despair and Misery

At the closing stages of the war in Sierra Leone, in as much as many people were still going through the painful aftermath and destruction of the war. There was a general question being asked, what are these amputated kids and adult going to be like and how would they cater for themselves in the… View Article
The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously

The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously

Six years ago, Jane Knight was just another of Britain’s army of multi-tasking women: a devoted wife and mother who frantically balanced looking after her family, including an autistic son, with her work as a complimentary therapist. But today, the 47 year-old is a triple amputee, having undergone operations to remove both her legs and… View Article
Matawan veteran's mission to help fellow wounded warriors

Matawan veteran's mission to help fellow wounded warriors

The mortar exploded, mauling John Loosen’s left leg, kidney and most of his stomach. The 19-year-old Army infantryman was rushed back to the Cu Chi base camp in Vietnam, where the leg was amputated above the knee. The date was Dec. 29, 1967, and the attack was a lead-up to the Tet Offensive, a turning… View Article
The Amputee Games 2010 – Some photographs

The Amputee Games 2010 – Some photographs

The 2010 Amputee Games took place last weekend (14th and 15th August) and were a great success. Many new amputees were able to try different sports, some with a view to possibly taking part in the 2012 Paralympic Games. We will be publishing reports as they come in and would love to hear from you… View Article
The Amputee Games 2010

The Amputee Games 2010

The 2010 Amputee Games took place last weekend (14th and 15th August) and were a great success. Many new amputees were able to try different sports, some with a view to possibly taking part in the 2012 Paralympic Games. We will be publishing reports as they come in and would love to hear from you… View Article
The DLA ISSUE – What about the 'Unsung Heroes'?

The DLA ISSUE – What about the 'Unsung Heroes'?

Swingeing general cut backs under the new coalition government may be necessary to help the ailing economy but those affecting benefits could well have an adverse effect on the disabled and the new reforms, particularly to the Disabled Living Allowance (DLA), will almost certainly affect amputees. Please make yourself aware of how these potential changes… View Article
Can You Help Team Anglia GB?

Can You Help Team Anglia GB?

Are you an East Anglian based business who would like to join Team Anglia as a sponsor and receive Nationwide publicity, local media a press coverage and prominence on the Team Anglia GB Website? Are you, or do you know  a talented footballer between do you know a talented young footballer? Please click on the… View Article

Karting for Injured Troops is GO… GO… GO!

KartForce is a new project with the aim of providing injured troops with a memorable adrenalin packed experience which focuses on providing the opportunity of enjoying an action packed programme of kart racing and socialising. KartForce will be launched with an inaugural high profile event at the superb Whilton Mill venue in Northamptonshire on Thu & Fri… View Article