Driving a car with a right BK

Started by Ron Sherman in General. Last reply by Billy yesterday. 20 Replies

I have been unable to find out much info on driving with a right BK. Is it legal to use my left foot and reach across? I've tried that but its not too comfortable. Where can I go to see or learn about any adaptive equipment that can be retrofitted…Continue

Come read my blog about my amputee experience!

Started by Sophie Yu in General on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, my name is Sophie and I have been an amputee for 6 months. As I was recovering physically and emotionally from my amputation I was searching the internet for others going through the same experience. There weren't much documenting the…Continue

EmpowerFest 2017

Started by Kayla Lagud in General. Last reply by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr on Monday. 1 Reply

Is anyone going to EmpowerFest in October? Has anyone ever been before and could tell me what to expect? This is my first time going!

Last Chance to Sign up for the AMPOWER Women's Retreat

Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in General Sep 5. 0 Replies

Any women interested in learning more and joining us, please go to this link - we are closing registration this Friday :)  Hope you can join!…Continue

Heel height adjustable foot

Started by kathryn cartwright in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by Ken Biddle Aug 21. 1 Reply

Oh my goodness.  Trying out a Runway foot for the first time.  After 7 years I can finally wear all my shoes comfortably without spending forever adjusting the foot or using heel wedges or just powering through the "ankle" being at the wrong angle.…Continue


Started by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr in General. Last reply by Carrie Davis Resource Mgr Aug 11. 2 Replies

If you haven’t yet heard, Hanger Clinic recently launched an exciting, new video contest called #AmputeeLifeHacks, with the grand prize winner receiving a trip to Clearwater, Florida to meet Winter the Dolphin!Wondering how to participate, or just…Continue


Started by Tyrone Sneeringer in General. Last reply by Sherrie Ott Aug 2. 46 Replies

Let me introduce myself. My name is Ty, I'm a left bka now for 14 months. I'm looking to travel (fly) to Denver. Any suggestions on going through security. What to do, what not to do, what to expect. Any info would be appreciated.


Started by Manuela Leonhardt in General Jul 31. 0 Replies

Hi, just wanted to share with everyone that I started using the Swiftwick socks by valor and I'm impressed. I'm a left BKA now for over 5 years and have had a really hard time with the sweat pooling inside my liner. But no more so I hope it can be a…Continue

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