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Click here for more information! No Excuses
18 year old amputee wrestler Kyle Maynard has always liked combat sports and has always competed against able-bodied athletes. Now he has written the book "No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life". MORE
Click here for more information! A Test of Will
Warren Macdonald, adventurer, author and motivational speaker, who became a leg amputee when he lost his legs in a climbing accident, has inspired many people in different countries. Now "A Test of Will", the updated edition of his Australian best selling book “One Step Beyond”, is available to readers around the world. MORE
MURDERBALL - the movie. - Click to enlarge! Murderball
"Murderball chairs are lower than normal wheelchairs with a much wider wheelbase to help prevent tipping." - Never heard of Murderball? Check out this movie, portraying the US quadriplegic rugby (as the sport is officially being called) team on their way to the Paralympics in Athens.
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Click here for more information! It's Just a Matter of Balance - You Can't Put a Straight Leg on a Crooked Man
"If we become disabled, we must embrace our disability with this fantastic unique inner strength that we all possess within us. Using the genuine acceptance of our fate, we can then begin to truly live out our days to the fullest, as we all deserve." Kevin S. Garrison (The author is an amputee who started Garrison's Orthotic & Prosthetic Clinic, Inc.) MORE
Click here for more information! Soul Surfer
Soul Surfer, the new book by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh, is the story of Bethany's life as a surfer, her recovery in the wake of the shark attack and the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style. MORE
Click here for more information! Between a rock and a hard place
This is the story of Aron Ralston, an experienced mountaineer and outdoorsman, who decided to self-amputate his right arm after having been caught between a bolder and a canyon while hiking in the Utah canyonlands. The story surrounding his self-amputation became world news at the time and is now being told in a detailed way. MORE
Click here for more information! Disability Sport and Recreation Resources
This book includes up-to-date information available on 47 sports and recreational activities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities including people who are blind or deaf or who have amputations, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, dwarfism, mental retardation or other physical disabilities and has been called by some the "bible of disability sport". MORE
Click here for more information! Amputations and Prosthetics: A Case Study Approach
An introductory text written for physical therapists providing the necessary concepts needed to plan and implement treatment programs following an amputation. Includes photographs and illustrations. MORE
Click here for more information! Amputee Identity Disorder
What is a wannabe? What is a devotee? What is a pretender? Is apotemnophilia a fetish? Three authors are trying to answer these and other related questions in their new book "Apotemnophilia, Questions, Answers, and Recommendations About Self-Demand Amputation". MORE
Click here for more information! Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics
This book is not only about prosthetics, it also sheds light on the relationship between technological change and the civilizing process of modernity, and analyzes the concrete materials of prosthetic devices, which carry with them ideologies of body, ideals, body politics, and culture. MORE
Click here for more information! Choosing a Wheelchair: A Guide for Optimal Independence
Karp, a wheelchair user and ergonomics consultant, guides readers through the wheelchair selection process. He overviews the evolution of wheelchair design and manufacture, and covers the selection process, manual versus power chairs, cushions, seats and backs, suspension systems, and accessories. MORE
Click here for more information! Hell on Wheels (High Risk Books)
After a hit-and-run accident costs him his legs, Marty, a handsome and virile tennis pro, focuses on wheelchair racing. With his friend Lucy, who brings food, company, and sex, he almost feels like the old Marty again. Then his ex-lover Esther shows up. MORE
Click here for more information! Irresistible Force - Disability Sport in Canada
This book mainly documents the long and painful struggle of disability sport in Canada, but can definitely be seen as an example of how the world's perception of disability has changed within the last couple of years. The author lost his right leg in 1978 at the age of 15 and was the first Canadian athlete with a disability to be given a university athletic scholarship. MORE
Click here for more information! Just As I Am
"Can you imagine a world in which it would not be unusual for a child in a wheelchair to be the most popular kid in school? Or for Miss America to be deaf?" Profiling 40 individuals with disabilities from all around the United States, the authors capture in words and art-quality photographs 40 stories of courage, endurance and spirit.
Just As I am is written by Carolyn Sherer (Photographer) and Ellen Dossett. MORE
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On Borrowed Time ... With Interest
This book is largely based on the author's real-life story. Written in the third person, the main character, Kevin Brady, has an accident that results in the loss of both of his legs, below the knees. The book tells of his courageous recovery from his accident and then his near destruction from the abuse of alcohol. The story is set in New York in the 1960's and 70's and deals with some important issues of being a teenager and young adult of that era. MORE
Click here for more information! Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation
It provides an overview of the epidemiology of amputation & the criteria needed to determine necessity for prosthetic limbs, and guidelines for pre-prosthetic training programs. The Information is organized from a functional, rather than a technical, perspective. Includes abundant halftone illustrations. MORE
Click here for more information! Post Polio Syndrome - A guide For Polio Survivors
Post Polio Syndrome is a guide for survivors of polio and their families. It describes the post-polio syndrome and also provides a historical overview of its diagnosis and treatment. The guide also discusses getting efficient medical care, relieving pain, improving strength, and way to maintain proper weight and nutrition. MORE
Click here for more information! Repercussion
A suspense-gripping story of a professional dancer's search for the recovery of life as he knew it before becoming the victim of a hit-and-run accident. It's about the pain and despair he went through from the moment he realized that the incident resulted in the below-the-knee amputation of his left foot, about how he was treated by the media and the police, and about how this unforeseen event affected his personal and professional life. MORE
Click here for more information! Succeeding Sane: Making Room for Joy in a Crazy World
The author, an African-American amputee, who won gold in the Olympics, is a Rhodes scholar, former White House official, and businesswoman, shares her personal formulas for making it to the top of one's field without sacrificing the things that are most important. MORE
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Christina Ziegler of Germany during the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens. Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NET

CHRISTINA ZIEGLER OF GERMANY DURING THE PARALYMPICS 2004 IN ATHENS.

SPORTS EVENTS

PARALYMPIC WORLD CUP IN MANCHESTER, FIRST SITTING VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KAMNIK, WHEELCHAIR TENNIS MASTERS, SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPS IN CHEMNITZ: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE AND OTHER SPORTS EVENTS FOR ATHLETES WITH A DISABILITY.

AMPUTEE WEB

VISIT OUR AMPUTEE WEB WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND LINKS TO GREAT AMPUTEE SITES ON THE WWW. FIND OUT ABOUT WELL KNOWN MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS LIKE MATT GLOWACKI OR THE AMPUTEE BODYBUILDER MELVIN HENDERSON AND LISTEN TO SOME SONGS BY THE CANADIAN SINGER MARTIN DESCHAMPS.

SPORTS CALENDAR
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