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Amputee Life — Inspirational

Adaptive Athlete Maggie Rath on Choosing Limb Loss to Walk Again

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Sometimes, letting go of something is the key to gaining what you want. In Maggie Rath’s case, the decision to amputate both legs came from her desire to walk and do CrossFit again. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was necessary.

Adaptive CrossFit athlete Maggie Rath chose to amputate her legs to walk again.

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Teen Athlete Returns to the Field Year After Leg Amputation, Heart Transplant

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A year ago, 17-year-old Gigi Humeidan fought for her life after a sudden cardiac arrest. It was caused by a rare congenital heart defect, which led to a heart transplant and amputation of her right leg below the knee.

Gigi Humeidan returns to field hockey a year after a heart transplant and an amputation.

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Tech Pro With Epilepsy, Bilateral Leg Loss Shares How He’s Moving Forward

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Different people deal with life challenges in various ways. While some take time to find their stride, others are immediately driven to move forward. In Roman Leykin’s case, moving forward in his amputee journey required looking for something that would motivate him, and that something is athletics.

Tech pro Roman Leykin shares how he's moving forward with sports after limb loss.

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Amputee Lawyer Conal Doyle Is a Champion for Amputees

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In a society that favors the able-bodied, people with disabilities, like amputees, need to not only advocate for themselves but also have someone who will go the extra mile, like amputee lawyer Conal Doyle.

Conal Doyle's legal victories have gotten insurers to rewrite policies.

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Roxanne Day Dances for Herself on Reality Series

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For most amputees, the anxieties, insecurities, and body issues that come with losing a limb never really go away. They remain just below the surface, ready to pop out at any moment. For Roxanne Day, a below-knee amputee (right leg), it happened when a representative from NBC contacted her to try out for Dancing With Myself, a reality series featuring Shakira, Nick Jonas, and Liza Koshy.

Roxanne Day faced her insecurities and anxieties on Dancing With Myself.

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