Last year my closest friend said 'remember what you told me years ago, about becoming a personal trainer when your babies are grown up?'.Mother-of-four Christie Hagedorn (right) lost her leg in a motorcycle accident in 1985. Christie, who went on to fulfill her dream and become a personal trainer at the YMCA, believes that being active is a vital part of coping with limb loss
Amputation is one of the biggest life changes anyone could experience. There are different kinds of amputations and there are different kinds of people - and this is exactly why individuals will react in their own way and move forward at their own pace.
The reaction will depend on the situation and circumstances of the amputation, a person’s character and the amount of support they are getting.
One thing is for sure though, life goes on.
Feel free to explore these pages for advice on how to move forward and how to help a friend or family member if he or she is dealing with the effects of amputation.
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The mindset of somebody who has experienced limb loss plays a huge part in both their rehabilitation and future quality of life.
That said, high quality prosthetics and the newest technologies certainly make an important contribution to life without limitations.
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