The Active Amputee Weekend Edition - Great videos about amputees

The net is full of great videos about amputees.
The net is full of great videos about amputees.

Inspiration Straight From YouTube

Sometimes even the most active of amputees needs a bit of couch potato time. A day off at home. A big mug of steaming coffee. A fire burning in the fire place. And some videos to watch. Here are my top picks for the week.



Five Amazing Videos About Amputees

An Extra Step

This is the story oaf Josh Senior. After an accident in which he broke his back and lost his leg, Josh is now one of Britain’s best paraclimbers.

Double Amputee Circus Artist Learns Ro Fly Again

Erin Ball is a double amputee circus artist from Canada. This film is about her amazing journey back into ring, back to the art she so loves.

Gimp Monkeys

A great video about the first successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan in Yosemite by an all amputee team; i.e. Craig DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis.

Life After A Leg Amputation

This video follows follows 25-year-old Marine veteran Kirstie Ennis as she navigates life after losing her leg while in Afghanistan. 

$#*! People Say To Amputees

Let me end on a lighter note. Josh Sundquist is one of the funniest amputees around. Here is a great little clip about things amputees get to hear a lot.

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


Further Reading

15 amazing Instagram accounts


There are plenty of accounts from amputees on Instagram. Some of them really amazing, inspirational in so many ways. Here's my top 15 of personal accounts. Each of these stories resonates with me. All of them have moved me in one way or another, left a deep and lasting impression or motivated me to try something new. So I share them with you. Have a look. They are amazing. read more

Testing the new Genium X3


In the first part of this interview we got to know Jasmin and Andreas. They shared their personal stories with us, told us about their plans for the future and what they expected from a prosthetic device to help them live their dreams. Today we hear more about their experiences testing the revised Genium X3. What tasks did they put the knee to and how did it perform? read more

12 TED talks amputees should listen to 


I am a great fan of podcasts. No matter if I am in my car to pick up the kids, in the kitchen preparing dinner or working out in the evening, I normally listen to podcasts. And among my favorite ones are TED talks. TED talks are such a great combination of brilliant info, inspirational journeys and though provoking daring big picture thinking. Here are twelve TED talks every amputee should listen to. read more