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  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. “It was a passion. It wasn’t a hobby, it was a passion,” Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. “We were very puzzled about his symptoms,” said Ludmila Parada, Mario’s wife. “My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldn’t put weight on it.”...
  • Bus driver: 'I saw the terrorist in the hospital'

    04/19/2016 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    The driver of the bus, however, has stated that the man was indeed the terrorist, and that security officials at the hospital confirmed as much. The driver, Moshe Levy, spoke with BeHadrei Haredim on Tuesday, and recalled the incident and his encounter with the alleged terrorist. “The [bus] ride was normal; I saw the terrorist get on the bus at one of the stations. The terrorist boarded and paid just like everyone else. He didn’t look suspicious to me, and he wasn’t carrying a strange bag or something. No, I didn’t suspect him.” “Then all of the sudden, on Baram...
  • Army Amputee Finds Inner Strength Through Exercise

    09/25/2015 8:31:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2015 | Aaron Kidd
    Derek Weida’s humorous, profanity-filled Internet videos on bodybuilding and weight loss have attracted millions of viewers. The amputee veteran has his own clothing line, and tens of thousands of people have reached out to him for diet and exercise advice. But Weida, 29, who credits fitness with helping him break out of severe depression after an insurgent’s bullet ended his Army career, said he would gladly give up his Web fame if he could return to active duty. Through motivational videos and a nonprofit that helps veterans cover fitness-related expenses, Weida has found a new way to serve by trying...
  • Heartwarming Photo of Wife Carrying Double-Amputee Marine Husband Goes Viral

    08/27/2013 2:03:16 PM PDT · by austinaero · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/27/13 | Robin Weil
    "Jesse, 28, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2009 after stepping on an IED, which was all caught on video by a fellow marine wearing a helmet camera." The footage was even used in a documentary about Jesse called "Coming Home." "If I hadn't stepped on that IED I wouldn't have met her," Jesse told ABC News. "I wouldn't take it back ever."
  • Marine double-amputee’s treatment on Delta flight angers other vets

    12/14/2012 11:30:35 AM PST · by el_texicano · 29 replies
    Wahsington Post ^ | December 13, 2012 | Annie Groer
    On Dec. 13, 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown was leading his squad on a foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when he stepped on an explosive device that blew off both his legs, one above the knee, the other below his hip. He also lost part of his right index finger. Last Sunday, almost exactly a year since those grievous injuries forced him to learn to walk on two successive pairs of prosthetic legs, Brown was “humiliated” to the point of tears on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington after being clumsily wheeled to the back row of...
  • Triple-amputee Marine returns to hero's welcome in Tampa

    02/19/2012 6:39:57 PM PST · by rarestia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BayNews 9 ^ | Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Kristy Wolski
    Cheers erupted inside Tampa International Airport on Sunday as 22-year-old Marine Corporal Mike Nicholson arrived home. Nicholson was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when he lost both legs and part of his left arm in an I.E.D. explosion July 6, 2011. He has been recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital for months and is now using two prosthetic legs. "It makes it all real, but also makes me really proud that he survived it," Nicholson’s uncle, Jim Hall, said. "He's toughed it out. He’s had great support in Bethesda. I can't say enough about the support here, from the church, to...
  • Amputee Marny Cringle 'growing' new leg

    02/12/2012 10:50:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2/12/12 | Neil Keene
    For the medical fraternity it is a world-first operation, but for Marny Cringle it is more about the simple things in life. After years of talks with specialists about the practicalities of a prosthetic limb, the 42-year-old has been chosen for a remarkable bionic leg which will fuse on to living muscle and bone to become a natural extension of her body. (Snip) The next step is for surgeons at the Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney to anchor the top part of the bionic leg into her femur, where muscle and bone will gradually grow around it. It will be
  • Handicapped hero gets new state-of-the-art home after losing limbs in army

    07/13/2011 9:45:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies ^ | 12 July 2011 | Henrick Karoliszyn and Christina Boyle
    Two years after losing all four limbs in a bomb explosion in Iraq, a Staten Island soldier was finally given the keys to his new, state-of-the-art home yesterday. And he could not stop smiling. Brendan Marrocco beamed with pride as he crossed the threshold into his new abode in Prince's Bay, which has been tailor-made to suit his every need. "It's very overwhelming. The house is amazing," the 24-year-old said. "I can finally just try to live my life like everybody else. I really appreciate this." Marrocco was behind the wheel of an armored vehicle on Easter Sunday 2009 when...
  • Army amputee ejected from roller coaster, dies

    07/09/2011 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 9, 2011 | NBC News
    A U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq died after he was thrown from a 200-foot-tall roller coaster at an upstate theme park on Friday. James Thomas Hackemer, 29, was ejected from the Ride of Steel roller coaster at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, located between Buffalo and Rochester, at about 5:30 p.m., the Genesee County sheriff's office said. The park confirmed a guest "came out of the Ride of Steel roller coaster" and said it was "saddened to report that the guest has passed." Hackemer, of Gowanda, lost his right leg below his knee...
  • Wounded Warrior Indoor Obstacle Course Test (AMAZING VIDEO)

    09/29/2010 1:55:24 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 16 replies
    Click on the YouTube link in next post. There's a guy with no legs and missing an arm who is in better shape than me. Super Heros one and all.
  • Purple Heart vet takes first steps in 27 years

    05/28/2010 2:13:48 AM PDT · by grame · 2 replies · 471+ views Houston ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jeremy Desel
    Updated Wednesday, May 26 at 1:15 PM HOUSTON -- A Houston veteran who has been in a wheelchair since 1983, took his first steps in 27 years Tuesday night. "No easy steps. Only hard steps," Harry Shaw said of his life after the Grenada invasion. It is a conflict most have forgotten, but it changed Shaw's life forever. “I was the most serious out of all of the injured in Grenada," Shaw said. He lost both legs. Shaw accepted his fate of life in a wheelchair with courage and grace. "I'm a paratrooper. That's just the way I am. The...
  • Edinger's strength and resolve helped him survive tragic ordeal

    05/09/2010 4:13:41 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 372+ views
    mail tribune ^ | 9th May | Paul Fattig
    Liz Edinger will never forget that telephone call, the one dreaded by any worried parent of a uniformed son or daughter in harm's way in Afghanistan or Iraq. "Nick called and asked if I was sitting down," she said. "I sat down, and he said, 'Mom, my left foot is missing.' " "This is six hours after it happened," added Scott Edinger, her husband and Nick's father. "He said, 'I stepped on a land mine but don't worry, I'm going to be fine.' " Army Cpl. Nick Edinger, 22, lost his left foot to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan...
  • U.S. Marine Becomes First Blind Double Amputee to Re-Enlist (awe-inspiring)

    04/09/2010 9:30:49 PM PDT · by rawhide · 20 replies · 799+ views ^ | April 09, 2010
    He has no legs and no eyesight, but Marine Cpl. Matthew Bradford has four more years of military service ahead of him after becoming the first blind double-amputee to re-enlist. The rifleman was injured in January 2007 in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded right under him, the San Antonio Express-News reported. But after years at the Center for the Intrepid, a privately funded, cutting-edge rehabilitation center, Bradford, 23, has learned to walk with prosthetic limbs and navigate without his vision, and he only regrets that he can’t return to combat duty in Iraq, the paper reported. Instead the Kentucky...
  • Man Accused Of Beating Quadruple Amputee (MN)

    03/26/2010 7:50:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies · 739+ views ^ | 3/26/10 | Liz Collin
    A St. Paul man has been charged with beating up a quadruple amputee. The fight reportedly started after she was blocking his view of the television. Jacoby Smith, 37, was charged Friday for beating up a woman and trying to stop her from calling 911. Neighbors thought the couple that lived inside the East St. Paul apartment on Jessie Street looked out for each other. Allegations of a brutal attack early Monday morning have changed their minds. "He would be pushing her wheelchair and helping her out. I didn't think something like this would happen," Latonya Wulff, a neighbor said....
  • Amputee Arrested in Alleged Bomb Attempt (In NYC train station)

    02/26/2010 10:37:44 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,082+ views ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | OEL STONINGTON
    An amputee missing both legs was arrested Thursday after police said he was wheeled into a busy New York City train station and planted a bomb. Police found the bomb before it could detonate, but the discovery interrupted regional train lines briefly and closed the station for several hours. The alleged device—a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, along with bullets, glue, lug nuts, pens and a ruler—was left in a waiting area at a station in Harlem. Police later surveyed security videos to identify suspects including, Roosevelt Terry, the amputee. Police from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which...
  • Wrong footed! Amputee sent home with two left feet after hospital fiasco

    02/11/2010 8:38:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 882+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/10 | Jonathan Brocklebank
    When Patrick Morrison left hospital after having his right foot amputated, he thought the sense of imbalance he felt would vanish once he got used to his newly fitted artificial foot. But it was not until five months later, when he took off the protective socks, that he realised he had been given two left feet. A prosthetic limb specialist had fitted an artificial left foot to his right leg - and failed to spot his mistake during two further check-ups. The foot was also too big - made to fit a size nine shoe rather than a size eight.
  • U.S. Army Looks at Virtual World Therapy for Amputee Soldiers

    11/16/2009 10:07:46 AM PST · by JMHX · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Pixels and Policy ^ | 11/16/2009 | Pixels and Policy
    Thought this definitely deserved a mention - the U.S. Army is looking at using virtual worlds to provide social therapy and smooth the adjustment process for amputee soldiers. If it helps them build a community and adjust to their new environment, I say it's worth it.
  • Applause for the SmartHand

    11/04/2009 6:20:40 PM PST · by Teflonic · 8 replies · 271+ views
    TAU's man/machine interface is essential link in groundbreaking prosthetic handIn one sense, our hands define our humanity. Our opposable thumbs and our hands' unique structure allow us to write, paint, and play the piano. Those who lose their hands as a result of accident, conflict or disease often feel they've lost more than mere utility. A new invention from Tel Aviv University researchers may change that. Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand of TAU's Department of Engineering, working with a team of European Union scientists, has successfully wired a state-of-the-art artificial hand to existing nerve endings in the stump of a severed arm....
  • Suspension of Disbelief

    10/21/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 676+ views
    Outside Magazine ^ | October 2009 | Jill Davis
    Most people who lose a leg dream of walking again. For adaptive athlete Jarem Frye, the inventor of a spring-loaded prosthetic knee transforming the lives of amputees, that wasn't nearly enough. He wanted to fly. Jarem Frye at his office in Mcminnville, Oregon (Photograph by Annie Marie Musselman) WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE a military propaganda video showing footage of U.S. Marines on patrol—protecting an Iraqi neighborhood from insurgents—now lives on the Internet, where you can see Garrett Jones's last steps as a whole-bodied man. The 15-second clip, shot in July 2007 in the city of Karmah, is poor in...
  • Face of Defense: Amputee Pursues 2012 Paralympics Berth

    07/22/2009 10:28:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tim Hipps
    CHULA VISTA, Calif., July 22, 2009 – Army Sgt. Jerrod Fields hasn’t just learned to adapt as an amputee since hitting a roadside bomb in Iraq. He is on his way to becoming a record-holding sprinter. Army Sgt. Jerrod Fields, an Army World Class Athlete Program sprinter and Paralympic hopeful, works out at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. A below-the-knee amputee, Fields won a gold medal in the 100 meters with a time of 12.15 seconds at the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., on June 13, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps  (Click photo for screen-resolution...