Archive: April, 2011

Summer Airport Travel Tips to Save You Some Time….and Money!

Any prosthetic related equipment packed in your luggage is considered a medical device, and you will not have to pay a baggage check fee at the airport. Just let the agent know you have prosthetic equipment in your luggage when checking in.

Also, if your are packing any equipment in your carry-on luggage, it’s wise to put it in a separate bag labeled “prosthetic supplies” and take it out before running it through the x-ray machine. That way, if the TSA personnel determine any of the equipment looks “suspicious” and requires further investigation, they won’t need to search your entire carry-on bag.

Happy travels! 😉

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Amputee Competing in Table Tennis

‎33-year-old amputee Daryl Sterling, a San Diego computer engineer, treks the globe playing in international para table tennis tournaments.

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Inspirational Billboard

When you tackle a challenge that just you cannot even fathom tackling. When you accomplish that, the amount of integrity and the will and the heart that you’ll get from that experience is what will set you up for your life.” – Marlon Shirley, amputee

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US Adaptive Rowing Team

Exciting opportunity for amputees to join the US Adaptive Rowing Team and compete in the 2012 Olympic Games….no experience required!

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Nike Prosthetic

3D printing has become an incredibly powerful tool to customize one-off products for differing applications. This project was based on using this technology to design a customized prosthetic leg for a specific user- a young, urban, male athlete. Nike was chosen as an appropriate brand to bring form to the leg. It also required familliarizing oneself with the emotional, medical, lifestyle, and physical changes the user would encounter.

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Amputee Veteran Softball Team

An all-amputee softball team made up of veterans played together as part of athletic clinic geared toward introducing its participants to available opportunities in higher education and sports. Sponsored by the UA Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project, with support from the U.S. Veterans Administration, the program is in its third year at the University of Arizona.

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Tanesha Walking in High Heels

SCP patient Tanesha, flashing her beautiful smile while wearing high heeled shoes for first time since her amputations. 😉

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Double amputee Oscar Pistorius just might make history next year!

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius boosted his hopes of competing at the 2012 London Olympics after clocking a personal best of 45.61 seconds over 400 meters.

The time is inside the “B” qualifying standard for the 2012 Games and this year’s world championships.

Pistorius said Thursday he was “delighted” after setting the time at South Africa’s Provincial Championships in Pretoria on Wednesday, adding it had taken him “a step closer” to the Olympics.

The South African said his main goal for 2011 was to qualify for the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, before focusing on running at the Olympics and Paralympics next year.

The 24-year-old Pistorius said of the 2012 Olympics: “I need to put my head down and push for it.”


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Functional Amputee Support Team (FAST), in conjunction with Southern California Prosthetics, cordially invites you to attend our next Amputee Education Series program: New Prosthetic Products and Technologies Each year new products come to market, advancing the state of the art for amputees worldwide. We are excited to have several of the top prosthetic manufacturing companies […]

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