On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with Linda Walls, an LBKA from the Dallas Amputee Network. Join Brian and Linda as they discuss dating, sex and sexuality post amputation.
For more information about Linda, connect with her on Facebook @lbkaoct6
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with Ed and Paul De La Torre, the owners of De La Torre Orthotics and Prosthetics about the foundation of the company and how it has evolved over the years to become the recognized leader in orthotics and prosthetics in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond. Ed and Paul share insights, memories and stories about their father’s inspiration journey to the United States from Puerto Rico, serving his country in World War II and the challenges of starting a business and raising a family coming out the Great Depression. It’s a fascinating look at how with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with Dr. Ranu Jung, Ph.D. the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the head of the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory at Florida International University. Join Brian as he and Dr. Jung discuss FIU’s Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand which has been approved by the FDA for the first in human trial.
For more information about Dr. Jung, check out her FIU Profile
For more information about the Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand System visit http://news.fiu.edu/2017/03/fda-approves-first-in-human-trial-for-neural-enabled-prosthetic-hand-system-developed-at-fiu/110095
For information about the Neural Enabled Prosthetic Hand research study visit http://ans.fiu.edu/S3EN/index.shtml
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks to Jeff Brandt, CPO, the Founder and CEO of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics and the co-founder of Kinetic Revolutions.
Join Brian as he and Jeff discuss Jeff’s start in the O&P industry, the patient centered approach used by Ability, community outreach, healthcare, advocacy and so much more.
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks to Maja Kazazic about her harrowing, inspirational and incredible journey from surviving the Bosnian genocide to making the extremely difficult decision to leave her family to receive medical care in the United States; her friendship with Winter the Dolphin, how an amputee Great Dane named Rosie changed her life, how to be truly happy and so much more.
Check out Maja and Rosie on the cover of the June 2017 Edition of The O&P Edge
Check out Maja’s Youtube Channel
Watch what happens when Rosie tries to make unexpected friends
Rosie loves to kayak with Maja
Check out Maja’s profile at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks with U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Wounded Warrior, amputee and Program Director for Service Dogs for Heroes B.J. Ganem. Join Brian and BJ as they discuss BJ’s inspirational journey from serving our country in Iraq, to finding his new purpose with Service Dogs for Heroes, being featured by President George W. Bush in Portraits of Courage, playing on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football team, therapy golf and so much more.
Read about BJ on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team
Check out BJ’s profile at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Purchase Portraits of Courage by President George W. Bush
Check out Service Dog’s for Heroes profile on Blue Buffalo’s website https://bluebuffalo.com/servicedogs/service-dogs/
Read about Service Dog’s for Heroes on the American Kennel Club website http://www.akc.org/content/entertainment/articles/service-dogs-for-heroes-providing-the-perfect-partners-for-veterans/
Watch the PetSmart – Service Dogs for Heroes TV Commercial https://youtu.be/eEC8bDN5iTE
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with Jack Richmond, the President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition about the mission and work of the Amputee Coalition, their upcoming National Conference, legislative issues facing the limb loss community, the #AmplifyYourself initiative, the importance of the National Limb Loss Resource Center and so much more.
For more information about the Amputee Coalition visit www.amputee-coalition.org
If you or someone you love lives with limb loss, the Amputee Coalition has a an active Facebook community where members can ask questions, as well as find support and encouragement. For more information, visit Amputee Coalition’s Facebook Page.
Check out Amputee Coalition on Youtube.
For more information about the #AmplifyYourself initiative, to share your story, contact your insurance company, congressional representative or U.S. Senator, visit www.amplifyyourself.org
On this episode of revAMPd host and LBKA Brian Moser discusses tips and strategies for successful and stress free airline travel for people living with limb difference.
For more information on TSA Pre-check visit www.tsa.gov/precheck
To contact TSA Cares, call toll-free 855-787-2227
On this episode of revAMPd Brian talks to the star of “Right Footed,” Jessica Cox about her inspirational journey into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first armless person in the world to become a pilot; her work as an ambassador with Handicap International, meeting Pope Benedict, President Obama, writing her first book and so much more.
Check out Jessica’s blog with Handicap International
Check out “Right Footed” on FUSE TV
On this episode of revAMPd, Brian talks with Ironman and bilateral amputee Scott Rigsby about his incredible journey from a near death accident to becoming the first bilateral amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.