Meet Sydney Marshburn, Events & Outreach Manager For ROMP
The September episode of the podcast is out. And this months's guest is Sydney Marshburn, an above-knee amputee from the US. Sydney is passionate about advocating for people with disabilities, she openly shares her story with the world through social media, and is a mentor to those facing chronic illness/limb loss. She is an events and outreach manager for the Range of Motion Project, an adjustability mentor for Click Medical, and an ambassador for Lindhextend. Sydney dreams of representing Team USA at the LA2028 Paralympic Games.
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Post by Bjoern Eser, the founder of and shaker and maker behind The Active Amputee.
Accept, adapt, achieve
Life after amputation may feel like venturing into unknown territory. From learning how to move your new body to researching the costs of activity-specialized prosthetic arms & legs, it is daunting and frustrating to resume an active lifestyle after limb loss. In August 2021, I lost my left leg in an emergency above-knee amputation. I could not fathom what my life would look like post-op. In the hospital, I promised myself to take advantage of every opportunity I came across and to attempt activities outside my comfort zone. I needed to resume living, and for me, that meant returning to activities as soon as possible. "Accept, adapt, achieve" became my new motto. read more
Meet Kyle Stepp
We kick off 2023 with an interview with Kyle Stepp. Kyle is a para-athlete, a community organizer, and disability rights activist. In today's show, he talks about dedicating your life to using your pain for a bigger purpose and turning a privilege into a responsibility to give back. read more
Cycling to regain my life
Today’s article is all about cycling and how it helped Stephen from South Africa’s wonderful Western Cape to come back after a tragic motorcycle accident. The idea for the interview arose during a chat with Jen from ClickMedical, who mentioned Stephen and his inspiring outdoor adventures and brokered the contact. „Thanks Jen I really appreciate these contacts!“ Here is my interview with Stephen. Enjoy! read more