Get active with Levitate blades

Athlete, amputee, entrepreneur, and someone to shake up the industry - Lasse from Levitate (picture courtesy of Lasse Madsen).
Athlete, amputee, entrepreneur, and someone to shake up the industry - Lasse from Levitate (picture courtesy of Lasse Madsen).

Meet Lasse From Levitate

Today I talk with Lasse W. Madsen,  the CEO and Co-founder of the sports tech startup Levitate. Lasse is an amputee runner himself and his mission is to give people with disabilities simple access to affordable sports equipment they need in order to live an active life. His company Levitate produces running blades that amputees can install themselves. Interested, well lean back and hear from Lasse himself.

 

 

The Full Episode

To learn more about the Levitate blades, check out the company's homepage and follow Lasse on Instagram.

 

 

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

 

Further Reading

Who cares if odds are stacked against you

 

In early 2015, the life of Sebastiana Lopez almost ended. A horrible motorcycle accident left her severely injured and resulted in the amputation of her right leg. After weeks in a medical induced coma, after depending on others for her daily routine, Sebastiana decided to use this life-altering experience as an opportunity to start anew. And she came back stronger than ever. „Who cares if the odds are stacked up against us, bring it on. We will not be defeated and when we fail. We will learn and emerge stronger, faster, well informed.“ Here is her amazing story. Read more

Giving back in so many ways

 

In 2004, Dr. Dani Burt was involved in a motorcycle crash that put her in a coma for 45 days. After she woke up, Dani knew her life would never be the same again. It took many unexpected turns, opened many new doors and offered her countless amazing opportunities. Today, Dani works as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sharp Memorial Hospital, the same hospital where she was a patient of more than a decade ago. A career she chose because she wants to be there for patients after they go through the darkest moments in their life to show them what is possible.  Read more

Double amputee circus artist

 

June 12, 2014 was the day Erin had both of her lower legs removed. It took her eight months after that to accept it and to imagine that a life was still possible. Once that step was taken, she started to wrap her head around believing that her life could be one that she actually wanted to live. Before her accident in March 2014, Erin had been a circus artist whose career was just starting to take off and everything that she did required feet - or so she thought. But as she soon learned, this was not the case. Read more