Jess Quinn has a passion for helping people overcome adversity and insecurity using her own experiences. Since losing her right leg to cancer at the age of 9, Jess has refused to let that stand in her way of living life to its fullest with a core passion for helping others overcome their physical and mental setbacks along the way.
On October 31, 2003, Hamilton went surfing off Makua (Tunnels) Beach on Kauai. As she was paddling on her surfboard, a 14-foot (4.3-meter) tiger shark attacked. It bit off her left arm just below the shoulder. Friends immediately called for help, and Hamilton was rushed to the hospital. She lost more than half the blood in her body and underwent several surgeries. Miraculously, she was able to return to surfing a month later. Within the year she was once again entering competitions. She adjusted her technique to compensate for the lost limb. In 2005 she won a national surfing title and joined the professional ranks two years later.
During the first year of being adopted it was hard to connect with my new family. My first language was Thai, I had to learn English and I didn’t develop full English until I was about nine years old.
In school I had many friends but I was scared to go to birthday parties and I was shy to meet new people. I was never been bullied, but questioned and looked at, and those things are typical for me, nothing has changed.
But life was amazing in high school. I was a jock, going to all-state championships, had lots of people around me and went to many parties. Those were the years I lived my life carefree.
Born in 1976, Juan Pablo Medina is known for his work in projects like Soy tu fan, La casa de las flores, Wanted dad, Guadalupe Reyes, El club of the idealists, Love of my loves, Thirty, single and fantastic, etc.
Statement by Hugh Herr on being bestowed with the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
In 2007, she had a voluntary below-the-knee leg amputation to improve her mobility and safeguard her future health. She had made the decision at the age of 15, however it took her five years to convince a surgeon to go through with the procedure. Her physicality has become known for challenging the modern perception of altered beauty, and has acted as an advocate for changing public views on the use of augmented body parts.
Greg Gadson was handpicked by Gary Sinise in 2015 to serve as an ambassador of the Foundation. Army veteran and DAV Ambassador Greg Gadson discusses how art and literature can help Americans understand the human side of war.
Kyle Maynard. “No Excuses”: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling And in Life.
He got a huge opportunity when he was cast in the TV series Step Up: High Water, an offshoot of the Step Up film franchise. Though the series lasted for only two seasons, it helped introduce Eric to a wide audience, which ultimately opened more doors for him. As a result, Eric was able to keep the ball rolling. At present, he is probably best known for his roles in shows like Locke & Key and the reboot of Queer as Folk. Eric is a natural star, and it’s safe to say that he is going to be a fixture on our screens for many years to come.
Daniella Margarita Álvarez Vásquez (Barranquilla, 24 de mayo de 1988) es una ex reina de belleza, presentadora y modelo colombiana.
Su vida no volvió a ser la misma y tuvo un giro inesperado en junio de 2020, debido a que perdió la parte inferior de su pierna izquierda, producto de una complicación médica.
Eric Graise, un hombre seguro de sí mismo. Nunca dejó que su discapacidad le quitara de su pasión y su sueño. Ha dado esperanza e inspiración a otras personas discapacitadas para que nunca abandonen sus sueños.
Llevaba tres años bailando cuando le diagnosticaron el cáncer en la rodilla, perdió la parte inferior de la pierna por encima de la rodilla, pero no su voluntad de continuar con su pasión: bailar.
Genera sentimientos de confianza, autoconocimiento, autorregulación, con el fin de sentirse bien. Se debe consultar con su médico ortopedista previamente para saber si no existen riesgos en la práctica de este ejercicio y de acuerdo a su condición.
Una prótesis ortopédica de brazo pretende hacer la sustitución artificial del miembro faltante en el cuerpo. Su ideal es de cumplir casi la misma función que un miembro superior natural.
La intención es que las prótesis de mano o brazo pueden sustituir las funciones básicas e incluso las más relevantes del miembro faltante como abrir y cerrar la mano. También debería emular el aspecto natural del paciente.