As much as amputation affects someone's life, it shouldn't become the focus, or overshadow the other great things they do.
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This series is about showing amputees in a genuine light. The more incredible people who've undergone amputation that we meet, the more we notice that in media there seems to be mandatory disclaimer on why, how and when they lost their limb. As much as amputation affects someone's life, it shouldn't become the focus, or overshadow the other great things they do.
Joshua is a guitarist of 20 years, a father and races road bikes.
"I live in PEI. I've been an amputee for two years now.
I'm a mom, wife, teacher. I love to sing and participate in two choirs and sing at many functions around PEI. I also love to travel and read. I LOVE the beach so I'm very lucky to live here."
Nadine spent last weekend scaling down a very windy mountain at 3 in the morning with only headlamps guiding her and her pals' way. She's a jack of all trades, from sewing and snowboarding to artwork and modelling. She even personally alters her clothes to better fit her needs by shortening long sleeves or jackets for her left side.
Tessa is super into fashion, photography, poetry, and stand up paddle boarding. She's worked as a journalist, motivational speaker, and is an aspiring novelist.
📷 photo creds to Emily Wright
In addition to working as a professional cook, Adam is an avid poet and performer. Not only artistic, he also says he feels most alive when bouldering and biking. This year he's trying something new and undertaking his first bike tour all the way to Salt Spring.
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