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Amputee Life — Inspirational

Man With Muscular Dystrophy, Amputee Motivate Each Other

Posted by Bryan Potok on

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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First Female Pilot Amputee Paves the Way for Future Pilots

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Maj. Christy Wise, a United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) graduate, is the first woman amputee to return to flying duty. Wise lost her leg about five years ago in a boating accident while on vacation after coming home from deployment to Afghanistan.

Major Christy Wise is the first female pilot amputee to return to duty.

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Bodybuilder Flex Wheeler Recognized for Embodying Courage

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Ken "Flex" Wheeler received the Olympia Inspiration and Courage Award at the 2020 Mr. Olympia for exemplifying courage when facing adversity.

Flex Wheeler received the Olympia Inspiration and Courage Award at the 2020 Mr. Olympia.

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Adaptive Athlete Lindi Marcusen on Creating Her Own Reality

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Adaptive athlete Lindi Marcusen has always led an active lifestyle. She was a gymnast from elementary school through high school and a bodybuilder in college. And after the car crash that took her right leg and nearly took her life, Marcusen wanted to return to being active. 

Adaptive athlete Lindi Marcusen believes you can create your own reality.

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11-Year-Old ‘Star Wars’ Fan Receives R2-D2 Bionic Arm

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Isabella Tadlock, an 11-year-old from Tallahassee, Florida, dreamt of bending her fingers and picking things up. Her wish finally came true when she received her R2-D2 bionic arm, plus a 30-minute video call with Mark Hamill.

Isabella Tadlock picks up a piece of chocolate with her R2-D2 bionic arm.

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