Teen Cancer Survivor And Amputee Competes In Race Again
May 4th 2021
An Arkansas teen lost her leg amid a battle with cancer — and now she's proving just how resilient she is while learning to run again. Abigail Wells was just 14 when her life was forever changed by a cancer diagnosis, according to CBS affiliate THV.
What Wells thought was a track-related…
Artist Creates Museum Worthy Prostheses
April 20th 2021
Special-effects prosthetics specialist, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, is an expert at making lifelike limbs. (So lifelike you’ll wonder if Barata doesn’t have Dexter working in her back office.) But for the Alternative Limb Project, which Barata founded, the builder makes genuine, wearable art. As in, the prosthetic limbs are frequently…
Bilateral Amputee Learns To Walk With Robotic Prosthetics
April 2nd 2021
An update tonight on Poland’s Kristin Fox — the woman who lost her arms and legs from the flu last spring. We caught up on her journey by talking with the doctor who oversaw her rehabilitation and also found out she was honored by a former Pittsburgh Steeler.
Actress Champions For More Roles For Disabled Performers
March 23rd 2021
Since the pandemic began, Angel Giuffria has lived with her parents at her childhood home, located in a small town about 40 minutes outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It's been a continual struggle, deciding whether to stay or head back to Los Angeles, where she had been living pre-Covid-19 and…
Researchers Say New Surgery Improves Prostheses Control
March 5th 2021
MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their “phantom limb” is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction of limb pain,…
AI-Powered Prostheses Will Improve Lives
February 16th 2021
As artificial intelligence continues to improve, we are seeing a rapid expansion of its use across different industries. AI is now used in everything from home temperature control to international logistics, and seemingly everywhere in between. But in the years to come, some applications are bound to be more impactful…
Hybrid Prosthesis Improves Life For Amputee
February 5th 2021
Technology is moving forward even in the midst of a pandemic. One Indiana woman just recently got a second chance at a somewhat normal life.
Sheri Nuckels lives in Bicknell Indiana. She got in a terrible accident back in 2014, after getting an infection amongst other events, it resulted in her…
Robotic Device May Help Amputees, Quadriplegics
January 21st 2021
When there’s dessert involved, most people cut a sweet treat and eat it without thinking too much about what they’re doing. But when you take a minute to consider, there’s a lot involved.
First, there’s picking up the utensils. Then your brain decides how big of a piece it wants…
Teen Amputee Chronicles Journey on Instagram
January 7th 2021
2020 has forced many to slow down and appreciate what they have in their lives. No one understands this more than Sarah Frei. “One of the biggest things I have learned and loved from 2020 is seeing my community gather together,” she said.
Frei had to have her legs amputated…
52 Fun Christmas Activities That Need to Be on Your Family's Holiday Bucket List
December 14th 2020
You've probably spent weeks—okay, months—counting down the days until it became socially acceptable to do all those Christmas activities and winter activities you love so much: putting up your favorite wreath, shopping for fun gifts until you drop, making lots of holiday craft projects, and generally getting in the Christmas spirit in every way…