What an incredible year for The Active Amputee

"Thank You!" Setting up and running The Active Amputee has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me.
"Thank You!" Setting up and running The Active Amputee has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me.

Time to say „Thank You!“

In early April of this year, I started The Actice Amputee as a resource page for amputees and their families. My initial ideas was to inform amputees about anything from dealing with phantom pain to new developments in the prosthetic sector. I wanted to inspire them by sharing the stories of other amputees and what they are up to. And I wanted to encourage amputees to be active and try out new things. Nothing less, nothing more.


Th Active Amputee As A Collaborative Effort

Earlier this month I published the 50th blogpost. I couldn‘t have done this without the help of a number of incredible people. People who agreed to guest post on The Active Amputee, putting in extra time and effort to write amazing articles. People who shared the content far and wide. And people who got me in contact with more and more amputees, pointed me towards support organisations and special events. 


Back in March 2017, just before publishing my first post, I had no clue where this new journey would take me. I run The Active Amputee as a side project that has to fit in with my day jobs, my family life and my other commitments. I knew it would be a lot of work. Which was fine with me. I was willing to put in what was needed. 


Wha I didn‘t know was how immensely rewarding it would be. Through this initiative I have gotten in contact with incredibly inspiring people. I had the chance to listen to stories that moved me to tears; and others that made me laugh out loud. I learned so much about support opportunities that exist and allow amputees to live an active lifestyle, making all the difference in an amputee‘s quality of life. I got inspiration for my very own adventures for 2018. And working on The Active Amputee has further intensified my feeling of being deeply thankful for each and every day that I can be active and live a self-determined life. I do not take that for granted. 



There will be one more post in 2017, before The Active Amputee will take a break over Christmas. I will be back online in the middle of January. I hope I will see you all again next year. There are plenty of new ideas.


The Active Amputee In 2017

I would like to thanks each and every one who contributed to The Active Amputee. In case you missed any of the posts this year, here is an overview of all articles of 2017. 



Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.