iamviable campaign #293

Chase had a massive stroke before birth which affected over 1/4 of his brain. He also had a blood clot to his right arm. This resulted in Chase having numerous operations. He had several amputations of his arm trying to save as much of it as possible, skin grafts, and finally an elbow disarticulation. Doctors predicted that he would never be able to walk, talk, or even feed himself. Chase started therapy at 3 months of age and has continued with speech, physical, and occupational therapies to this date. He wears a brace on his right leg, has ADD, and seizures all due to complications from the ...[Read more]

iamviable campaign #264

My right hand & forearm were amputated eight years ago due to a nerve injury & a disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome II. I lost my business, my house, & my possessions. I was right handed..... I founded a national nonprofit for those living with an upper extremity limb difference. I advocated on the local, state, & national levels. I spoke at many conferences across the country. I relearned to do everything left handed. My amputation was a blessing in disguise. So many things wouldn't have happened if I hadn't had my amputation. I wouldn't have met my ...[Read more]

iamviable campaign #218

I invite you follow my journey from one world to another. My full story can be found at www.samuelsrideforrescue.com or follow, "LIKE" and "SHARE" my journey on face book. Samuel's Ride For Rescue Face Book ...[Read more]

ryan haack- how to survive being stared at

Sometime ago, I came across a blog by Ryan Haack entitled, “Ryan Does Stuff.”  I love Ryan’s perspective on life and knew that his writing would encourage many others. So, let me introduce to you, Ryan Haack and share his blog that first caught my attention: I’m Ryan. I’m a husband, a father, a pastor, and a writer. One thing you should know is that I was born with one full arm. A couple years ago I “broke the hell out of” the shorter one (doctor’s words), so now I have a long scar that leads to the plate and seven screws that are holding it together. When people ask about the scar I get to ...[Read more]

She without an arm, He without a leg, Dance- Hand in Hand

I have researched the story as best as I can and this seems to be the most accurate version of this amazing pair of dancers. The below video not only inspires but will send chills down your arms and deeply move your heart. There is a story told within the dance, it is one of loss and wounding but the final outcome is beauty, strength and determination, all found within the strength of having another by one's side. Even without knowing the full details of the story, the dance speaks for itself.  Kara The girl (Ma, Li) was a beautiful promising professional ballerina when she lost her ...[Read more]

cody-the overcomer

Seven year old, Cody McCasland has been on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah, and Dateline, to name a few.  He has run in marathons and triathlons.  He's met people like astronauts, Olympic athletes, Paralympic athletes, professional football players, and race car drivers.    When you see this little boy being interviewed, his great big smile and contagious laughter draw you instantly to him.  The fact that he is a double amputee that walks on two carbon blades is quickly forgotten.  By all appearances, you would never know that when this little boy was born, his parents were told to say their ...[Read more]

cody mccasland

Cody McCasland visits wounded warrior Kevin McCloskey, a U.S. soldier who was permanently injured while protecting our freedom in Afghanistan. ...[Read more]