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You’ll Never Know Unless You TRI – By Emily H.

When Zach and I first started dating in 2009, he was vigorously training for and competing in triathlons. I was extremely impressed when I went to cheer him on at a sprint-distance triathlon, which consisted of a 750 meter open-water … Continue reading

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Working in Construction – By Tyler C.

I’m an electrician and have been for many years, before and after my amputation.  While looking for a new job (first one after my accident) when I moved to Denver, I wasn’t really sure if it was a good idea … Continue reading

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Running in Heels – By Emily H.

“You’re an inspiration.” I heard this phrase no less than 7 times during the Running o’ the Green this year.  That’s one time for each kilometer I ran (which equates to almost 2 times per mile). Those of us with … Continue reading

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Active for a Cause – By Olivia M.

Not long after the bombing, my sister created a group called Team Livi’s Legs. They participated in marathons, triathlons, and various events around Colorado and raised money to donate to The Challenged Athletes Foundation, an incredible organization that helped me become active again … Continue reading

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talking with … Emily Harvey and Whitney Harris (part 2)

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Last week I introduced you to Emily Harvey and Whitney Harris. This week, I continue my interview with them about growing up with congenital limb difference, their experience receiving prosthetic care from Shriners hospitals,…

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AFOs for Shy – By Athena C.

These last couple of weeks have been crazy. Shyanne has gone from doing just speech and OT therapy to now having PT and have a play specialist. I am going to start off with the good part of this last week. … Continue reading

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Amputees on Ice – by Olivia M.

Two Saturdays ago, I was finally able to attend my first Frozen Dead Guy celebration in Nederland, Colorado. Unfortunately we couldn’t get up there until about 5pm and most of the events were over but I didn’t care, it was an adventure.  We tore … Continue reading

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talking with … Emily Harvey and Whitney Harris (part 1)

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Emily Harvey (back) & Whitney Harris (front) I’ve known Emily Harvey and Whitney Harris for several years now. Interestingly, until this interview, I’d never spoken to both of them at the same time. I…

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Fear and Survival Traits – By Olivia M.

The only experiences I have had in hospital have been extremely traumatic.  I thought that was par for the course.  “No one wants to go to hospital,” I thought.  “To be incapacitated, drugged, cut into.”  Some people elect to, for … Continue reading

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Being the Girlfriend – By Jessica J.

I met Tyler watching a husker game at Fox and the Hound. We had been talking for over an hour when he got up to go to the bathroom. It was then that I noticed that he was an amputee. … Continue reading

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