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David: The Story of 4 Hard Years, 2 Lost Legs, & A Family That’s Closer Than Ever

David: The Story of 4 Hard Years, 2 Lost Legs, & A Family That’s Closer Than Ever

In just four years, David has gone from breaking his foot while working on Broadway, to living on crutches for a year, to losing his left leg, then his right leg—all in the midst of having a second child and living through a pandemic. “It’s been a rough stretch for me,” David says. “But you …

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Melanie Waldman, Allcare Prosthetics Patient Spotlight

Melanie: Hollywood Actress, Film-Maker, & Advocate for On-Screen Inclusivity

Growing up as a Disney-loving theater kid, Melanie always knew she wanted a career in film. But after losing her arm and nearly her life, at the age of 23, Melanie’s dreams seemingly vanished in an instant. That is until she discovered a way to redirect herself down a similar, unexpected, yet perfectly serendipitous path. …

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Anibal Ortiz, Allcare Patient Spotlight

Anibal: A Harlem Officer’s Journey for Hope after Losing Arm to COVID-19

Anibal Ortiz, a 54-year-old court officer from the Bronx, was first put on a ventilator in March of 2020 after contracting COVID-19 at work. During this stage of the pandemic, 90% of ventilated patients did not survive. Against all odds, Anibal came off of his ventilator five days after being intubated.  And following a 21-day …

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Logan & Jen: A Rising Paralympic Star & His Mom Prove Attitude is Everything

“From day one, I decided I’m not ever going to let my son feel limited.  If he wants to try something, he’s going to try it.  If he fails, he fails.” This has been Jen Seitz’s attitude ever since the day Logan was born with amniotic band syndrome, causing him to be a below-knee amputee …

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