Sometimes it’s nice just to celebrate our successes. Here’ the home for those inspirational stories of everyday people living and succeeding with their diagnoses. Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you’ll consider becoming a member so that others can nominate you to be featured.


Full speed ahead for Andrew 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:35:35 AM
(click image to watch video) Lt. Col. (Ret.) Andrew Lourake was the first Air Force pilot with an above-knee amputation to return to active duty. He did it on a C-Leg, and has since moved on to the X3, Ottobock's remarkable... read more

Companions On A Journey 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:37:49 AM
"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life." ~Pythagoras The August 2008 issue of In Motion, a magazine published by the Amputee Coalition of... read more

Breast Cancer Survivor Reaches Out to Aid & Educate 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:54:02 AM
Breast cancer survivor Janet Malloy has had her share of problems—but she recogniz- es that they have prepared her to actively help others. In fact, she stresses that the reason for sharing her story is to reach others with useful... read more

Success Story: Juan Ramon Lanza Mejia 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:24:15 AM
Former nurse Bobby Frach met Juan Mejia four years ago, on her first missionary trip to Honduras with a Little-Rock-based non-denominational group called LT Care Ministries. As a child of about 8, Juan had been run over by a... read more

Success Story: Steve Burns 

Friday, May 14, 2010 10:18:27 AM
In 1998 Steve Burns lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident, but he was determined that it wouldn''t slow him down. He had heard about some of the new technologies in prosthetic limbs and knew that he would be able to... read more

Success Story: Isaiah Thompson 

Friday, May 14, 2010 9:28:51 AM
Isaiah was born on March 18, 2005. He had a pretty challenging start to life. Not only was he seven weeks premature and only 3 pounds 5 ounces, but he was born without a tibia in his right leg (tibial aplasia), and with a condition called... read more

Success Story: Kathie Donatelli 

Friday, May 14, 2010 9:03:28 AM
If you ask Kathie Donatelli about her current project, her eyes sparkle as she describes the ceiling mural she is currently painting for a young boy that is receiving it through the Make a Wish Foundation. He is now thirteen and... read more

Success Story: Tom Hampton 

Friday, May 14, 2010 7:49:24 AM
Hi. My name is Tom Hampton. I am 53 years old. I grew up in Manhattan Beach. Growing up in Southern California allowed me to excel at the sports that would ultimately shape my life - snow skiing, water skiing and surfing. I played... read more

Success Story: Beth Sanden 

Friday, May 14, 2010 7:16:19 AM
 While training for an Iron Man competition, an accident changed Beth's life forever. About eight years ago during a bike race in San Diego, Beth and other riders came around a bend at high speed when they hit a patch of broken asphalt. Beth... read more

Success Story: Jami Goldman 

Friday, May 14, 2010 7:05:48 AM
At nineteen years old, Jami was returning from a ski trip with a friend by car when they were trapped in a snowstorm for 11 days. Jami suffered severe frost bite on her toes, ears, fingers and nose, and while the girls were eventually rescued, Jami... read more
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