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Amputee Life — Inspirational

Woman Creates a Makeshift Prosthetic Leg for Her Husband

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Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, Steve Watson’s appointment for a new prosthetic leg had to be pushed back. So, his wife Atchari Watson put her creativity to work to create a makeshift prosthetic leg for her husband.

Atchari Watson creates a makeshift prosthetic leg for her husband.

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Robin Williams’ Continuing Legacy to Adaptive Athletes

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The late comedian Robin Williams would have turned 69 years old on July 21. But even though he is no longer with us, his life is a gift that keeps on giving, particularly to adaptive athletes in the U.S. and around the world.

Robin Williams' continues to support challenged athletes with Robin Williams endowment fund.

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Bodybuilding Legend Aims to Be in the Best Shape Possible After Leg Amputation

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It may take a lot for a person living with limb loss to resume an active lifestyle, but it isn't impossible. Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler is proof of that as he took to Instagram to document his recovery process.

Bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler aims to be in the best shape after leg amputation.

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Caroline Mohr on How to Navigate Uncertainty

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For most people, dealing with uncertainty in a situation that they cannot control is challenging. Moreover, trying to cling onto some semblance of stability and certainty, especially where plans are concerned, can be detrimental to our mental health. So, what is the best way to deal with uncertainty?

Caroline Mohr on how to navigate uncertainty.

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America’s Most Decorated Female Spy Was Also an Amputee

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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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