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The Walk

AKA, amputees, astral projection, and you!

For me, this is an episode that I want to like more than I actually do. I can’t really think of a strong reason to dislike it — it’s not like the script was weak, or the acting was terrible, or anything like that — but I also find it difficult really to like this episode. 179 more words

Toronto Part Two

We have had a fabulous couple of days biking along the Lake Ontario shoreline passing through several friendly little towns- Port Hope, Kars, Merrickville. At times the hills have been reminiscent of North Ontario in their height and grade but at least there have been some breaks of flat rode in between. 183 more words

Sun, Sand, Sea and Prosthetic Legs

For the past six weeks I’ve been working in Sardinia, which has thrown up a whole variety of new challenges. A few of them were things I’d thought a bit about pre-amputation – being away from my prosthetist for any period of time, coping with a very active job, swimming etc., but some of the issues that have arisen are things I had never considered – when I don’t drain my foot out properly after being in water, the trainer on my prosthetic foot gets damp and always stinks, requiring washing all the time. 853 more words

Taking Life in Stride: Travis Ricks & Thriving After Amputation

Here is a riddle to help get you through the day: A runner wins a race, but when he mounts the podium he has not one but two medals. 527 more words

Cancer Survivors

New Leg For Uche

UCHE is a young vibrant guy who had his leg crushed in a ghastly automobile accident almost two years ago. He eventually lost his leg due to poor medical facilities within his locality. 95 more words