Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Young triathlete to receive a new prosthetic leg

My column about Andrew Hastings caused quite a bit of response. In fact, when I got home to all the messages, I felt good that I told Andrew's story. He touched my heart, and it seems that he has touched the hearts of many others. I admit that I hoped for a way to help Andrew get the shoes and the bike work that he needed for the Buck Hurley Triathlon. But the bigger issue is his prosthetic leg that is too short and needs a quick replacement.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Amputee Coalition of America's annual Youth Camp

AmputeeCoalition — October 19, 2009 — Campers from all over America gathered in Clarksville, OH for the Amputee Coalition of America's annual Youth Camp. See highlights from their camping experience and meet some of the campers.

The Amputee Coalition of America’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp Program

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Less Than Four - The Online Community for Amputees

A Life Reclaimed is about my niece, Sheila May Advento, a courageous young woman and a quadruple amputee.

I have always loved writing, i.e., in English as opposed to my native language, Tagalog. When I was in my teens, I used to pour my apprehensions and anxieties into poems and essays which helped sustain me through those troubled years. Decades after, a family tragedy happened which inspired me to write again. My first book, A Life Reclaimed, was published in September 2009!

------ Cynthia Angeles