The Active Amputee Podcast episode 34 is now available

Portions of the proceeds from this fundraiser went to the St. Francis of Assisi Workshop in Aileu, which has been building handcycles for people with disabilities for years.
Portions of the proceeds from this fundraiser went to the St. Francis of Assisi Workshop in Aileu, which has been building handcycles for people with disabilities for years.

Collect Donations, Experience Nature, Do Some Good

Since yesterday episode #34 of The Active Amputee Podcast is available. This time with a story from my time in Timor Leste. It's about a simple prosthesis I had built locally. About an unpaid bill. About a wild idea to collect donations. About a fascinating hike. And about three organizations doing great work locally to support people with disabilities. But what am I telling you. Just treat yourself to this podcast and listen for yourself.

 

 

 

With Only One Leg Up The Highest Mountain Of Timor Leste

And if you want to read the story again in peace and look at some pictures, you can find the corresponding article here.

 

 

Beitrag von Björn Eser, dem Gründer von und Macher hinter The Active Amputee.

 

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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