Posts From November, 2009


The Success Story of Derick Wilson 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:42:29 AM
  Derick Wilson, 38, definitely qualifies as a pro-active problem-solver. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, Wilson became an amputee as a consequence of an infection that resulted from an accidental gunshot wound to his leg in... read more

The Success Story of Brian Saybe 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:39:54 AM
  Brian Saybe, 55, has been an architect for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana for 19 years-and shared his designs with the private sector for a number of years prior to that. Saybe contracted polio when... read more

The Success Story of James Nix 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:37:30 AM
  James Nix, 58, was an employee of the power company 28 years ago, when he encountered some high voltage that left him with serious burns and internal damage, and resulted in the amputation of parts of both of his arms. After more than 4... read more

The Success Story of Susan Ballard 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:21:57 AM
  Susan Ballard, 44, wears a KAFO (knee-ankle-foot-orthosis) to support her foot drop and right-side weakness that appeared as the result of an automobile accident in 1990. It's only one of a number of troublesome complications that also... read more

Darcy Enrille - Forging Ahead 

Monday, November 09, 2009 1:02:44 PM
As Darcy Enrille struggled to recover from the tragic death of her older sister, she also faced a surprising diagnosis of her own: osteosarcoma, which is a rare bone disease that strikes about 900 people in the United States every year. This bone... read more

Ashish Srivastava - BK Amputee in India 

Monday, November 09, 2009 12:55:11 PM
 I was doing my Masters in Computer Application and was going for reporting in my college by train. I had worked the whole night before and I boarded the train with one other friend. It was a little dark, I was in a hurry, and mistakenly we... read more

Robyn Stawski - Blazing Trails: My Journey to the... 

Monday, November 09, 2009 12:37:33 PM
  Educator, advocate and athlete, Robyn Stawski is well diverse in disability issues and continues to change the mindsets and stereotypes of society through her own life experience of living with a physical disability (Cerebral Palsy). A... read more

Derek Domenici - i-LIMB Bionic Hand. Life Changing 

Monday, November 09, 2009 12:31:33 PM
From the start, growing up as a “righty”, and with no physical impediments, I was always led to have a confident view on life. As a child I got into whatever my hands would allow me to. From opening my first bag of candy, to the fine precision of... read more

Sandra Salguero - Congenital Below Elbow Story 

Monday, November 09, 2009 11:50:05 AM
Hello, my name is Sandra Salguero. I would like to share my testimony with you. I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1980. I am 28 years old and was born missing my arm, below my elbow. Growing up, I did everything: I was a tomboy playing... read more

Abigail Wold - My Battle with Meningococcal Meningitis 

Monday, November 09, 2009 11:08:56 AM
  People are usually surprised when they find out that I have prosthetic legs. In fact, I have been confronted several times for parking in a handicapped space because I walk so well. People are really surprised, though, when I tell them why I ... read more
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