Tag Archive: prosthetic leg

PACE Newsletter – Winter 2017

Herewith the link to the Winter 2017 e-Newsletter from PACE Rehabilitation who have continued to do amazing work throughout 2017. I, for one, can’t wait to see what innovative solutions they come up with for amputees in the coming year. Prosthetics must surely be one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing branches of medicine… 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

Prosthetic to Fashion Statement!

UNYQ fairings and accessories are gorgeous 3D printed embellishments that wrap around your prosthetic leg to restore your shape and define your signature style. No more compromises. No more fake-looking silicone covers. This is about allowing you the freedom to express yourself. Our boutique studios in Seville and San Francisco have an eye for fashion… 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
PACE Press Release – Pole dancing helps amputee get her life back

PACE Press Release – Pole dancing helps amputee get her life back

(Please click on the logo to visit the PACE Website) In February 2007, following a road traffic accident, mother of four Lisa Eagleton (40) from Wigan sustained a below knee amputation. The subsequent seven years presented her with many physical and emotional challenges in accepting her new life, as she explains. “Even months after my… View Article

Margaret Biggs going from strength to strength in Cycling Time Trials

Inspirational DBF Ambassador, below-knee amputee Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, is back in the saddle with a vengeance and going from strength to strength in her time trials having recently completed 100 miles in less than 5 hours – an incredible achievement. This was reported in the Southport Visitor and you can read the full article below…. View Article
DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

Valued Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, has hit the news with his plea for fair treatment for civilian amputees, the “unsung heroes”, a subject close to our hearts. You can see the article from Wales Online reproduced below but please also click on the link below to visit the page where you’ll be able… View Article

DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

Valued Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, has hit the news with his plea for fair treatment for civilian amputees, the “unsung heroes”, a subject close to our hearts. You can see the article from Wales Online reproduced below but please also click on the link below to visit the page where you’ll be able… 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

Do you have a redundant prosthetic limb at home? Here – at last – is something useful you can do with it.

We were delighted to receive the following message from Tom Williams who is hoping to take a van full of redundant prosthetic legs to Africa. We have often received information from people who have, for various reasons, frequently through bereavement, been left with perfectly good, functional and often extremely expensive prosthetic limbs. They approach us… View Article

First Double Amputee Racing Driver without hand controls….

FIRST DOUBLE AMPUTEE RACE DRIVER WITH HAND CONTROLS Double below knee amputee Black Watch soldier, Davie Birrell, joined KartForce in September 2012 after being referred by another forces motorsport charity. After some practice and coaching, Davie entered his first kart race – using hand controls. And that was the beginning of this whirlwind story. Buckle… View Article

First Double Amputee Racing Driver without Hand Controls

FIRST DOUBLE AMPUTEE RACE DRIVER WITH HAND CONTROLS Double below knee amputee Black Watch soldier, Davie Birrell, joined KartForce in September 2012 after being referred by another forces motorsport charity. After some practice and coaching, Davie entered his first kart race – using hand controls. And that was the beginning of this whirlwind story. Buckle… View Article

“Wooden” Arm Rejuvenates Amputee’s Outlook – See latest PACE Press Release

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson for sending us the latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation. It’s truly amazing what’s going on in the prosthetics field and, this particular article struck a chord for me personally too. Tim Madison’s wonderful “wooden” arm with its retro look reminds me of the prosthetic legs worn by Douglas Bader…. View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES – A Rider’s Blog 2 by Wyn Jenkins

200 MILES ON A TANDEM A RIDER’S STORY When Margaret Biggs and I were invited to be Ambassadors for The Douglas Bader Foundation, we thought long and hard about ways in which we could raise awareness of the charity, attract some much needed finance and also attempt something that would put us under a degree… 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
Amputees inspired by Paralympic Games will be given free trials of state of the art prosthetic legs

Amputees inspired by Paralympic Games will be given free trials of state of the art prosthetic legs

A leading manufacturer of prostheses, which is providing support to athletes with amputated legs at the Games, said it hopes to help people who have never run on a prosthetic leg to get into the sport. “People who see the Paralympics and think ‘I want to try running’, this is will give them a chance… View Article
A Prosthetic Leg is available if somebody can make use of it

A Prosthetic Leg is available if somebody can make use of it

We have had a very kind offer from a supporter whose husband had to undergo an amputation and then, sadly, suffered a stroke before being able to make use of his prosthetic leg. His widow is very kindly offering the leg to anyone who might benefit from it so, if you know of anyone, do… View Article
A Prosthetic Leg is available to someone who could make use of it

A Prosthetic Leg is available to someone who could make use of it

We have had a very kind offer from a supporter whose husband had to undergo an amputation and then, sadly, suffered a stroke before being able to make use of his prosthetic leg. His widow is very kindly offering the leg to anyone who might benefit from it so, if you know of anyone, do… View Article

Double amputee Aimee Mullins responds to “but you don’t look disabled” comments

NEW YORK — People come up to Aimee Mullins (pictured) all the time and say, “you know, I have to tell you, you just don’t look disabled.” The record-setting athlete, actress and model says, “And it’s sweet because I know that they’re confused, and they’re telling me this because they know I’m missing both legs… View Article

Leg amputated at 5, but now Britain’s answer to Oscar Pistorius is… Taking it in his stride

By JONATHAN MCEVOY Jonnie Peacock, Britain’s own Blade Runner, has already shaken Oscar Pistorius’s cage. It was on a mountainside near Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Paralympic World Championships there in January. ‘Oscar saw the rust around the cable car  and he didn’t really like being on it,’ says  Peacock. ‘I was shaking the car. He… 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

Rare Condition That Led to Leg Amputation Now Causing Stump to Grow

Published November 07, 2011 – FoxNews.com A woman who had one of her 70-pound legs amputated claims the stump is growing, the Daily Mail reported. Mandy Sellars, 36, is suspected to suffer from a rare condition called Proteus syndrome, which caused her to be born with abnormally large legs and feet. Proteus syndrome is a… 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
Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare. Combined Task Force Spartan Soldiers developed a simple and easily reproduced prototype prosthetic leg for victims of improvised… 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