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Disability Experiences

Disability Specific: Amputation/Limb Differences


Disability Experiences provides a place for you to express information about yourself, your experiences, stories, poetry, art, music, dance, advice or other creative writing. This collection of writings and websites have been submitted by our community or link to websites that share the personal disability experiences of people with disabilities. This section offers individuals a chance to experience other's ideas and thoughts. Also, if you wish to submit your own writing or website, please click on our Personal Experiences Form or Share Your Knowledge.


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Why Me? Why AEP? Carrie describes her coping strategies growing up with limb loss in a very inspirational message and shares an e-community with NHU community.


Personal Experiences Resource Links

Lilly Walters' About One Hand Typing offers this site providing information on the options available for one-hand typists, Lilly Walters, who is a one-hand typist and an author of two books on the topic, offers some motivational success stories, and available products.

Amputee Coalition: Inspirational Stories offers stories from people of all ages and all walks of life who have lost their limbs, sometimes multiple limbs and how they cope, how their families cope and how they have moved on to live their lives.

New Sign livinglifeoncrutches.com is written by Darryl Partridge whose mission of hope is that through telling his story others will find information, support and motivation to rebuild their life after a catastrophic injury. This site offers more than his personal experience, such as how to embrace life now with disability, a Guide to Amputation, Crutches Tips and Tricks, and 8 Steps to Accepting Your Disability, along with a Blog and Inspiration.

Survivor Stories from the Marshall Legacy Institute provides stories from people who lost limbs from land mines and survived. The MLI's Survivor's Assistance Program has helped hundreds of landmine survivors and their families with the assistance they need to move forward. To read the stories, visit this website. For more information, contact them at 2425 Wilson Blvd, Suite 240 Arlington, Virginia 22201, Phone: 703-243-9200 | Fax: 703-243-9701 | or send email to: info@marshall-legacy.org


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