Archive: March, 2011

SCP Patient Troy Norrell Volunteers for Local Homes for our Troops Project

The ongoing need for support of our combat veterans who are coming home injured is great. Huge numbers of men and women coming home after multiple tours of duty; some as many as five tours. For those that return wounded, the need is even bigger. The transition home is so critical to a veteran’s future that it may well be more of a defining event than the war itself. Troy Norrell tries to help out whenever he can.

 

As a business owner in the construction industry, he has actively donated his time and resources to organizations like Habitat for Humanity for many years. So when he heard that Homes for our Troops was building a house for a veteran who had lost both his legs in combat, Troy offered his services.

 

This project is extra close to Troy’s heart.  Being a veteran and an amputee himself, he knows what it’s like to return home from combat. While he didn’t lose his leg while on active duty during the Vietnam war, an illness he contracted while there led to its eventual amputation years later.

 

We’re proud to have someone like Troy as a patient at SCP.

 

To view the Orange County Register article on this building project, click here

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Amputee L’Oreal Spokesperson

Double amputee Aimee Mullins is now a L’Oreal spokesperson/model! She will be in both TV and print ads for the company. Aimee says the company‘s tagline, “Because you‘re worth it,” can really ring true for woman with disabilities, saying, “It’s the complexity of who we are that makes us beautiful.”

Check out the article here.

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Mirror Therapy

“Mirror Therapy” has helped many amputees who suffer from phantom limb pain.

This article gives a good explanation of how it works.

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Southern California Disabled Vets

Any southern California disabled vets interested in learning how to SCUBA, check out the following link. It’s a great program!

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Para-Snowboard Winners

Congratulations to Amy Purdy and Evan Strong! They both won GOLD medals at the WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups held on Feb 3 & 4th.

Check them out here

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One of our patients in the Washington Post

SCP patient Cheryl became a Quadruple amputee after a strep infection entered her bloodstream in 2008. Her incredible story of will, strength, and triumph was recently published in the Washington Post newspaper. Cheryl’s recovery plan included a trip to SCP for prosthetic legs.

Click here to read the article!

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Larry walks with his baby for the first time

Larry has a very short AK residual limb, and in the past the only way he could keep his prosthetic leg from falling off was to wear a belt. After we fit him with the NPS vacuum system he was secure and confident enough to carry his baby for the first time! A very emotional moment!

 

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