Amputee Detective Rescues Dog With Paw Prosthetic
October 20th 2021
Chloe the Shih Tzu is ending her summer in a forever home. In March, San Diego Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued the black-and-white dog and another canine, a 13-year-old Chihuahua named Roxie, from neglectful conditions at a home in Mira Mesa, California.
According to the San Diego Humane Society,…
Amputee Boxer Ready For His First Match
October 6th 2021
Langston Stevenson is built like no other boxer in the sport. On Friday, the Nashville man will make his debut as a professional fighter.
"You have to have great balance and that's what is amazing about Langston, in a sport where legs are so critical, he's able to overcome having a…
Penn State Grad Takes Sixth Place In His First Paralympics
September 17th 2021
A central Pennsylvania man making his Paralympic debut finished sixth in the men's 107-kilogram (236-pound) powerlifting event Monday at the Tokyo International Forum.
Carlisle's Jacob Schrom, a 33-year-old Boiling Springs High School and Penn State University graduate, hoisted a top lift of 218 kilograms (about 481 pounds). He opened with a lift of 215 kilograms and…
New Electronic Fabrication Could Improve Prostheses
September 3rd 2021
A new method for manufacturing electronics which prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies including prosthetics, high-end electronics and fully bendable digital displays.
In a new paper published in the journal npj Flexible Electronics, engineers from the University of Glasgow's Bendable Electronics and Sensing…
Maine Amputee Open Draws Golfers From All Walks Of Life
August 18th 2021
It may not have been the best day for golf in Brunswick, but the Maine Amputee Open's field was determined to play well on the final day of the tournament Wednesday. John LeMieux is the founder of the Amputee Association of Maine and said the event has a friendly atmosphere but every…
Man Cheers On The Suns With His Prosthetic Leg
August 2nd 2021
Watching Suns fans on the jumbotron at Phoenix Suns Arena is always a treat, but one fan recently made headlines for what he did while the camera was on him. Turns out there’s an important message behind it all.
Jason Kiernan and his friends bought tickets for Game 2 of the…
Paralympian Competes To Inspire Others
July 22nd 2021
The past year and a half has been tough for Scout Bassett. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic postpone the Olympic Games in 2020, but the 32-year-old sprinter and long jumper also dealt with a foot injury that made competition even more uncertain.
What keeps her going? Community support, Peloton workouts, and the hope that…
Researchers Adding More People To Robotic Hand Trial
July 8th 2021
Technology for thought-controlled limbs that allow amputees to touch and feel again is bringing a robotic hand from Star Wars within reach of becoming a reality. A U.S. research team developing the cutting-edge prosthetic is bringing Luke Skywalker's robotic hand, seen at the conclusion of the film The Empire Strikes Back,…
Amputation Doesn't Stop College Student From Running
June 17th 2021
For 14 years of her life, Ashley Jones was able to do everything like anybody else would, without thinking, until one life-changing day.
"Somedays I wake up and I'm like 'Oh my gosh, this is still me'," said Ashley Jones, who is a freshman at High Point, running track and…
Man Born Without Legs Spreads Joy As A Door Dash Driver
June 4th 2021
As soon as you see him you know without knowing; he has a story. Andrew Arni is 19 years old. For the last three months, he’s been driving for DoorDash.
The job fits. He enjoys driving and meeting new people. What he enjoys most, though, is showing kindness and helping others. “I…