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More audio content for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.
More audio content for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month.

Two Exciting Interviews Plus A Limb Loss And Limb Difference Awareness Month Special

Just a quick one today. A bit of an announcement to keep you all in the loop. April - Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month is in full swing - is always a busy month for people engaged in the limb difference community. Social media platforms are buzzing with activity, special events fill our calendars, new initiatives are being developed, and more and more policy makers show an interest in what we have to say and the change we want to see. To add yet another few gems to this mosaic of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month inspired activities, I am currently working on three new podcast episodes.

  

An Interview With Nate, A Chat With Wolfgang, And A Special Edition

So, here are some teasers.

  • Middle fo the month, I will publish episode #32 of the English language edition. This time, I have the pleasure of talking with Nate Denofre, a bilateral below knee amputee from Michigan, who canoed the full length of the Mississippi. We talk about the embarking on an adventure of a lifetime in the middle of a global pandemic. We talk about storm and alligators. We talk about situation that bring out the best in people and the amount of good that is out there. - update: here is the link to the episode.
  • On April 30, I will publish a special Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month episode. It will combine all the audio snippets from the 30 video mini-series 'Did you know that...?'. - update: here is the link to the episode
  • On May 1, I will publish episode #5 of the German language edition of the podcast. This time, I am in a conversation with Wolfgang, a C-Brace user from Germany and we talk about traveling as a person with a disability. This episode is part of a collaboration with OttoBock and was initially published on OttoBock's YouTube channel. - update: here is the link to the episode.

 

So much from my side. I hope you will enjoy the shows. If you do, please leave me a rating or comment on any of the podcast players. And let your friends know about this show.

 

 

 

 

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