Amputee/Limb Difference

Koalaa — Life Changing Soft Prosthetics

Koalaa designs lightweight and usable prosthetics for people with limb difference. Their goal is to make prosthetics that are affordable, comfortable and readily available. Koalaa’s focus, from its start, has been to find out what people with limb difference really want and need by actually talking to and working with them. ABILITY’s George Kaplan ... Read more

Blake Leeper — Medal Winning Sprinter Chasing Down His Dreams

The first time ABILITY spoke with Blake Leeper the multi-medaled Paralympian blade runner and world record holder who was striving to become the world’s fastest man, was early 2016. Since then Leeper has experienced setbacks and challenges yet remains determined to compete. ABILITY’s George Kaplan reconnected with Leeper to catch up on his new ... Read more

Arunima Sinha — First Woman Amputee to Climb Mount Everest

This is a story of the triumph of will. A story of courage, determination and dedication. A story of hope and resilience in the face of challenges. In 2011, twenty four year old national level volleyball player Arunima Sinha was thrown off a moving train by thieves for refusing to hand over the gold ... Read more

Christoph Glötzner, the Young German Paralympian, Racing Towards Gold!

60, 59, 58 – Christoph Glötzner can see the countdown ticking down on the large black clock right in front of him. 57, 56, 55. He’s wearing a yellow and black suit and holds ski poles in each hand with mini skis attached at their ends. The athlete in front of him had just ... Read more

Amy Purdy — Medal Winning Paralympian

By her own admission, Amy Purdy loves a challenge. A Paralympian snowboarder—she holds a bronze and a silver medal—she’s confronted and conquered her own impossible many times over. But snowboarding wasn’t always a given for her. A nearly lethal case of Bacterial Meningitis at 19 left Purdy fighting for her life. In a two-and-a-half ... Read more

Kurt Yaeger — Sons of Anarchy

An interview with actor, director and professional athlete Kurt Yaeger is best known for his recurring role as Greg “the Peg” on the FX series, "Sons of Anarchy".

Amputee Recovery — From the Middle East to Haiti

Circa 2010-11 Colonel Jennifer Menetrez sympathized with the man on the hospital bed. She knew his status: lower spinal cord injury. Lower leg amputation. This man would never walk again. At least, that was what he had been told by caretakers, shortly after a 7.0 earthquake had rocked Haiti and killed 220,000. The region’s ... Read more