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September 23, 2020
The Hard Way
Osseointegration: Paying the Price

Nearly a year after undergoing osseointegration surgery, Cindy Asch-Martin describes herself as a happy camper. But it wasn’t all smiles every step of the way. She had to make several tough judgment calls before her surgery, and she endured a series of setbacks afterward. There were days where she wondered if she’d made a mistake. Asch-Martin’s journey offers plenty of lessons for anyone who’s looking into OI. MORE
Higher Calling
Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

During his ascent of Aconcagua (the tallest peak in South America), bilateral amputee Colton Carlson made a few “campstove modifications” to a problematic socket halfway up the mountain. That kind of resourcefulness has always come naturally to the former Marine, who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan eight years ago. Now it’s helping Carlson succeed as a parent, Ivy League student, and confidant for fellow veterans. MORE
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Beyond Laughter
These amputees use comedy to raise awareness and change attitudes about disability and inclusion.

Pilot Keeps 'em Flying After Limb Loss
At our partner publication, The O&P Edge: A high-tech prosthetic hand enabled Tom Koziel to keep his wings as an airline captain.

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