Written by amputees for amputees.

January 27, 2014

       I was lying there.  My body, well what was left of it, aching as it had been for weeks.  Somehow though, today felt different.  I reached up with both hands to wipe the sleep from my eyes.  The cast on my right arm caught on the rails of my now familiar hospital...

January 22, 2014

Hope, such a small and little word with large and varied meanings. As a triple amputee hope can seem like a pipe dream looking from the outside in, but I have a different understanding of hope. So many people see hope as a thing they have, as opposed to something they...

January 18, 2014

“Hope is continually moving ahead despite the way being in total darkness and the wolves are closing in. You press on because the alternative is to lie down and do nothing but despair. Hope draws you forward to that next step and the one after that. Over the next hill,...

January 14, 2014

    HOPE is described as, a wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment.  Throughout our lives HOPE comes in many forms, and at many stages along our journey.  What you HOPE will happen tomorrow, might be different than what you HOPE’d would...

January 7, 2014

    I clearly remember all of the thoughts that danced through my head in the 3 weeks I had to wait for my amputation surgery.  It seemed so overwhelmingly sad and I knew I was going through a natural process of grieving.  No, a limb is not a person, but it is normal t...

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