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Amputee Life — Inspirational

America’s Most Decorated Female Spy Was Also an Amputee

Posted by Bryan Potok on

America's most decorated female civilian spy during World War II was not only a woman but also a below-the-knee amputee. The French and British both recognized her valuable contributions in private, and President Harry Truman wanted to honor her at a public White House ceremony, but she chose to remain undercover. Now, Virginia Hall is having a moment—70 years after her wartime feats and 40 years after her death. Three books have already been released, and two movies are currently in the works.

Virginia Hall, a below-the-knee amputee, was the most decorated female spy during World War II.

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This Quadruple Amputee Influencer Credits Her Confidence to a Loving, Happy Home

Posted by Bryan Potok on

In a time when what happens online can easily influence the offline world, social influencer Hannah Olateju from London takes a refreshing approach. She gracefully handles cruel comments, trolling, and even stalking. Olateju credits this to her experience of growing up in a loving home.

Hannah Olateju credits her confidence to growing up in a loving, happy home.

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When Social Media Platforms Decide Who Is Vulnerable

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Being treated equally and with dignity no matter what the circumstances are is a fundamental human right. So, is the right to free speech. However, what if a social media platform takes it upon themselves to decide who needs protection from cyberbullies and then proceeds to block them?

Jess Quinn responds to TikTok for shadow banning her due to her perceived vulnerability.

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Double Above-Knee Amputee Made History at the Ironman World Championship

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Twenty-seven-year-old Roderick Sewell is the first double above-knee (AK) amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, on October 12, 2019. He completed a 112-mile bicycle ride, 26.2-mile run, and 2.4-mile open-water swim in 16 hours, 26 minutes, and 59 seconds. This impressive performance was the result of his mother’s sacrifice and years of pushing past his limits.

Roderick Sewell is the first double above-knee (AK) amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship.

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When Amputation Frees You to Become the Person You Want to Be 

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Dubbed a “bionic pop artist,” performance artist, pop star, DJ, and model Viktoria Modesta is challenging preconceived notions of being a person living with a disability.

Performance artist, pop star, DJ, and model Viktoria Modesta posing while using a fashion forward spike shaped prosthesis.

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