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Amputee Life — Inspirational

Zyra Gorecki on Being an Actress With Limb Difference

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Zyra Gorecki is an up-and-coming Hollywood actress to watch out for. She is the first actress to play a primary character on a network series with a limb difference.

Zyra Gorecki talks about being an actress with a limb difference.

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Quadruple Amputee Successfully Crossed the World’s Highest Lake

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Thèo Curin, a quadruple amputee, has successfully crossed the 122km length of the 3,812-meter-high Lake Titicaca in the Andes in 11 days.

Quadruple amputee and French Paralympic swimmer Theo Curin successfully crossed the world's highest lake.

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Hope for Gaza’s Forgotten Amputees

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The Gaza Strip has endured four wars between 2008 and 2021. A total of 19,425 have sustained injuries, while 4,179 civilians have passed away. Currently, 536 Gazans have experienced limb loss as a direct result of the conflict with Israel.  

Gaza's amputees get to rebuild their lives with help from Hamad Bin Khalifa Hospital's affordable prosthetic limbs and prosthetic care.

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An Amputee White Sox Fan Catches Ball with Prosthetic Leg

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The Chicago White Sox's game on October 3 was anything but ordinary, thanks to Shannon Frandeis, a 27-year-old lower-limb amputee, who caught the home run ball with her prosthetic leg.

Shannon Frandeis made news as she caught the ball at a White Sox game with her prosthetic leg.

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Retired Army Capt. Chad Fleming On Life After Amputation

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Life can change in a split-second. In Chad Fleming's case, his life changed after a wrong turn. Fleming was stationed in Afghanistan in 2001, following the terrorist attack of 9/11. Much of his stay was relatively uneventful and safe, so by the end of his deployment, he developed a sense of invincibility, which is "a bad place to be," Fleming said in his talk at the Minot Air Force Base.

Ret. Capt. Chad Fleming shares his story about coping with limb loss.

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