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Amputee Life — Inspirational

14-Year-Old Mia Lloyd: 'Living With a Disability Has Not Held Me Back'

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Mia Lloyd enjoyed living an active, sporty life at a young age. However, she had to give it up for a while when she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, leading to an above-knee amputation on her left leg. In an article published on Wales Online, Lloyd recounted her journey.

14 year old adaptive athlete Mia Lloyd didn't allow her amputation to hold her back.

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A Work in Progress: Body Confidence

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After experiencing limb loss, it's common to go through many challenging months. New amputees need to regain mobility and independence. They also struggle with self-acceptance and the absence of body confidence, which can affect different areas of life.

Achieving body confidence is always a work in progress.

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Increased Paralympics Coverage Could Shift the Way Society Views Disability

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Mainstream media undoubtedly plays a huge part in influencing society's collective views on particular issues. This year, as NBC commits to increasing the coverage of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, it could be a pivotal moment in how society perceives visible disability.

NBC's increased coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics could be the catalyst for change in how society views disability.

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Paralympian Natalie Bieule on Building a Life She’s Proud of

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Natalie Bieule is known for her quick ascent from newbie adaptive athlete to national discus A-team. But her life hasn’t been as easy as that narrative suggests. It took a lot of willpower to build and live a life she’s proud of.

Paralympian Natalie Bieule shares how she built a life she's proud of.

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Man With Muscular Dystrophy, Amputee Motivate Each Other

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In life, so many variables can easily prevent someone from reaching their goal. However, for Kurt Beach, a man with muscular dystrophy, and Mike Fortress, a below-knee amputee, all they need is each other to defy the odds.

A man with muscular dystrophy and an amputee motivate each other to defy the odds.

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