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Mike Bolland, born without a right hand, hosts interviews with various members of the limb loss community, including amputees, their family members, and professionals in prosthetics and support services. These interviews blend entertainment with education, with no topic off-limits. If you're interested in being a guest, don't hesitate to contact Mike at mike@mikebolland.com. We welcome you to join us!
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Bjoern Eser from The Active Amputee blog provides all the information you need to live an active and rewarding life as an amputee. He invites you on a journey to explore the endless possibilities people with a limb difference have to try out new activities, constantly pushing the boundaries and extending their comfort zone. In monthly interviews, Bjoern talks to other amputees, sharing their inspirational and encouraging stories. He chats with people from the industry, learning about new and ...
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Björn Eser, der Gründer von und Macher hinter der Info-Seite The Active Amputee bietet in seinem Podcast Informationen rund ums Thema Amputation. Alles was für ein aktives und ereignisreiches Leben nach einer Amputierter benötigen wird. Er lädt dich ein, die unendlichen Möglichkeiten zu erkunden, um auch nach dem Verlust einer Gliedmaße neue Aktivitäten auszuprobieren, immer wieder die eigenen Grenzen zu verschieben und die eigene Komfortzone zu erweitern. In monatlichen Interviews spricht B ...
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Jason Fiscina, the new head coach of the US Amputee Soccer Team, is very comfortable playing the underdog. That makes him a great fit for a group of adaptive athletes who are used to being underestimated --- and for an American team that's ready to break into the upper tier internationally.Amplitude Magazine
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Today's special guest on the We're Not Stumped podcast, Carrie Bono, is on a mission—a mission to uplift and motivate others through sharing her personal journey on her YouTube channel, "Where Did My Foot Go." Following a series of life-altering events, including a bike accident and diabetes, Carrie experienced the loss of her left leg below the kn…
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Season three is a wrap, and what a great season! In this season 3 finale, I give a brief overview of all this season’s episodes. I then talk about three upcoming season four episodes and my one-man show called "I'm not Stumped. Season three: 1. Above Knee Amputee Podcast Eric Gabriel: https://werenotstumped.com/were-not-stumped-bilateral-above-knee…
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Carter Viss was raised in Denver, Colorado, where his childhood was filled with adventures catching fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects near his home. With several saltwater aquariums to his name, his affinity for aquatic life was unmistakable, a destiny perhaps hinted at by his surname, which translates to "fish" in Dutch. Pursuing his passion…
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Freedom’s Wings Arizona, a non-profit organization operated by individuals with disabilities, whether physical or developmental, has the mission of introducing the exhilarating world of soaring to such individuals. Their objectives include: Introducing individuals with disabilities to the soaring experience through Therapeutic Recreation, offering …
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In this episode of the We're Not Stumped podcast, I welcome John Werner. Mr. Werner, who retired from Xerox after 41 years in the fall of 2018, faced an unexpected challenge shortly after his retirement. Just a couple of months into his retirement in January 2019, he began experiencing severe pain in his ankle, leading to the amputation of his righ…
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The North American One - Armed Golfer Association president Dan Aldrich is the latest guest on the We're Not Stumped podcast. Dan was a teenager in late 1980s Los Angeles, competing as a high-speed international water skier until a fall at nearly 100 mph caused complete nerve detachment in his left arm, deemed irreparable. This injury, affecting th…
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Help if you can. Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-victoria-as-she-fights-sepsis From the GoFundMe site: "Hello everyone! We urgently need your support for 2nd-grade student Victoria. On Thursday, February 29th, Victoria was admitted to the hospital due to a severe fever and vomiting that quickly escalated into a blood infection. She is current…
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Terry Tucker is a renowned international podcast guest, specializing in motivation, self-development, and mindset. With a diverse background spanning from being an NCAA Division I college basketball player to serving as a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, Terry brings a wealth of experience to his speaking engagements. He firmly believes in the transfo…
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In this episode of the We’re Not Stumped podcast, I welcome right above-knee amputee (RAKA) Tracy Gariepy LaMarche. Tracy wasn't your typical athlete. In fact, she didn't even dip her toes into the world of physical fitness until she reached her thirties. But when she finally embraced it, she did so with an unwavering commitment. A series of events…
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Are you a #prosthetist? Do you find vintage #prosthetics interesting? Then this special edition 40th episode of the We’re Not Stumped podcast is a must see! I will show you some of my oldies – prosthetics from a different era that I just found after many years. My starter #prosthesis, which is a rubberized mitt and my very first hook I was able to …
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Since the age of three, Kara Skrubis has practiced ballet. Throughout her youth, she traveled the nation, showcasing her ballet prowess. Alongside her performances, she commenced teaching ballet and started her studies as a dance major at University at Buffalo. However, her trajectory took an unforeseen twist during her inaugural semester at UB. In…
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In February 2020, Bruce Mezan faced a near-death encounter due to a DUI driver. While en route to lead a motorcycle safety class at 6:30 a.m., an incapacitated driver in an SUV collided with him at 50 mph as he rode through an intersection in Rancho Santa Fe. Following the accident, Bruce spent most of the next nine months learning to walk again, r…
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Bradley's journey as a below-the-knee amputee began in September 2014 due to a prolonged battle with osteomyelitis and multiple surgeries. His pivotal moment came three weeks prior to the amputation when he accompanied Jeff Linton, then president of Midwestern Amputee Golf Association (MWAGA) , on a ride. This encounter marked the beginning of Brad…
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TAA 047: Meet Chris Rains, talking about sports as a key element in his rehabilitation, being a peer mentor, and a ROMP climbing team member This month's guest is Chris Rains, who lost one of his legs during a horrible car crash. Chris and I talk about the role sports played in his recovery, the organisations that allowed him to try out various out…
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In this episode of the We’re Not Stumped podcast, meet Lisa Strube! An unfortunate accident when she was 18 led to an above knee amputation. Lisa is a therapist who has confronted her own challenges. Through the support of therapy, she successfully worked through moments of self-doubt and emerged in a better place. Specializing in relationship ther…
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TAA 046: Five take-aways from the January Walking Challenge Learning from my January Walking Challenge. The idea was simple. I walked each and every day during the month of January. I started gently with one kilometre on January 1st. Two kilometre on January 2nd. Three on January 3rd and so on. You get the idea. I did this until the middle of the m…
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J.J. Orsak was living a great life as he was married to his high school sweetheart, had a long time career as an electrician and celebrating a brand-new grandbaby in December 2018. But all of that changed in an instant on December 22. While doing a task he had done countless times, Mr. Orsak’s life changed. A jolt of electricity raced through his b…
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If you are in the mood to learn about prosthetics, 3D printing, and helping others worldwide, listen to this episode of the We're Not Stumped podcast. This episode features Brent Wright. He's from Raleigh, NC, is as an ABC-certified prosthetist and BOC-certified orthotist at Eastpoint Prosthetics and Orthotics. His journey in this field began at th…
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TAA 045: Join me for the January Walking Challenge Here is my end of the year call to action. Join me for the January Walking Challenge. The idea is simple. We walk each and every day during the month of January. We start gently with one kilometre on January 1st. Two kilometre on January 2nd. Three on January 3rd and so on. You get the idea. We do …
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My guest in this episode of the We’re Not Stumped podcast is the closest to me than any other guest I’ve had the pleasure to have on. Her name is Angie Sandow, and just like me, she was born without a right hand. What an honor to have her on! As she always does, in this episode she passionately shares her experiences of living with a limb differenc…
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Welcome back to another empowering episode of "We're Not Stumped," where we delve deep into the lives of individuals defying limitations and breaking barriers. I'm your host, Mike Bolland, a congenital amputee, and today, we're joined by two incredible guests: Jennifer "JJ" Johnson, a bilateral above knee amputee, and Dan Moses, a bilateral below k…
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TAA 044: Staying safe outdoors in winter - despite an amputation So, today is November 15th. And that means it's less than two weeks until the beginning of Advent on the one hand and the official start of winter on the other (at least meteorologically, if not yet in terms of the calendar). Winter is - in my eyes - a great time. I enjoy it every yea…
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Jeanette Jones is a childhood cancer survivor. Despite many attempts to save her left leg over a period of four years, she had to have her leg amputated at age 16. She discusses her battle to both survive and save her leg in this episode of the We're Not Stumped above knee amputee podcast. #amputee #childhoodcancer #limbloss #amputeelife #amputeest…
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TAA 021: Auch im Winter und trotz Amputation sicher draußen unterwegs sein Der Winter ist eine - in meinen Augen - tolle Zeit. Ich genieße es jedes Jahr aufs Neue: Die langen Abende, die gemütlichen Stunden zuhause und die Zeit mit Familie und Freunden. Darüberhinaus bin ich auch jemand, der gerade im Winter gerne und viel draußen unterwegs ist. Et…
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In this episode of the We're Not Stumped podcast, I welcome Dr. Eric William Gabriel, a bi-lateral, above-knee amputee, as my guest. He was born and raised in Levittown, Long Island NY, one of the first pre-planned housing developments in the United States. While growing up, he enjoyed going to school, and playing baseball. Later in my life, Eric d…
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Season 2 is in the books! In this season two finale episode, I have three main topics: My thoughts on prosthetics: I am sick of how amputees who choose not to wear prosthetics are treated within the amputee community. I also get disgusted by prosthetic manufactures who dismiss certain people in the community in their sole mission to make a profit o…
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TAA 043: Meet Peter Franzel, Head of Events & Exhibitions at Ottobock Today's guest is Peter Franzel, who can look back at a decade and a half of being involved in the Ottobock's technical support services for para-sport events. If you want to learn more about Ottobock's support for big sport events or if you want to find out where the next running…
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TAA 020: Reflexionen zum September: Zeit zum Innehalten und Nachdenken So, da bin ich also wieder. Und so ganz ohne Gast, ohne Interviewpartner*in, Fokusthema oder Hinweis auf diese oder jene Veranstaltung, diese oder jede Organisation oder dieses oder jenes Produkt. Stattdessen will ich heute die Zeit nutzen, um eine wenig über den gerade zu Ende …
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This episode features Rose Booth - author, podcaster and above knee amputee. In her very first book, author Rose Booth shares her unbelievable life story of facing death numerous times, doubting her faith, and rising from the depths of despair in her book, "Dancing in the Valley: Finding Life and Joy Amidst the Shadow of Death Nipping at Her Heels.…
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TAA 042: Meet Sydney Marshburn, Events & Outreach Manager for ROMP Today's guest is Sydney Marshburn, an above-knee amputee from the US. Sydney is passionate about advocating for people with disabilities, she openly shares her story with the world through social media, and is a mentor to those facing chronic illness/limb loss. She is an events and …
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Carlos Baker is a songwriter, musician, author, father of 4, ex-pat, amputee, survivor of childhood cancer and adult depression. Having spent his entire life saturated both in music and writing, his band C.K. Baker Bands has released their sophomore album, Find your Way. Carlos’s gift as a songwriter comes alive as an alternative rock sound, a comp…
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Episode 15 of Season Two of the We’re Not Stumped podcast features Penta Medical Recycling. My guests from this great organization are founder Henry Iseman, Deputy Director Anna Szczepanek and Director of Operations Mijamin Strong. The organization was founded in 2016, when a group of university students established Penta Medical Recycling with a d…
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In this episode of the We're Not Stumped podcast, I drink through a fire-hose when I learn about Joe Fairley and what he does with 3D printing. To say this gentleman is impressive with his knowledge and background is an understatement. Joe is an ABC Certified Prosthetist & Board Eligible Orthotist, who has experience as a P&O technician before purs…
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TAA 019: Darf ich vorstellen: Rainer Schultheis von Saphenus Medical Technology Heute steht ein recht junges Unternehmen mit einem sehr vielversprechenden Produkt im Mittelpunkt der Show. Saphenus Medical Technology aus Wien, vertreten durch den Gründer und CEO Rainer Schultheis, hilft Amputierten, ihre Phantomschmerzen in den Griff zu bekommen und…
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In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, my guest is Dr. Levin Sliker. Dr. Sliker is Co-founder & CEO of Point Designs, an organization that specializes in finger / thumb prosthetics. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Point Designs was founded by researchers in the fi…
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Tim Bump, an Oregon native, grew up with a passion for exploring the outdoors alongside his interests in computers, cars, and medical mission trips. These diverse experiences fueled his desire to create, learn, and assist others, leading him to pursue kinesiology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.During his college years, Tim played polo for…
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In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, we go international with our guest Loz Booth from Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. Loz is a comedic content creator, actor, and proud mother of two young boys. Despite being born with a hand and foot difference, Loz refuses to let it define her identity. Instead, she channels her passion into c…
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TAA 018: Darf ich vorstellen: Andreas Gröbner, Pilger mit Osseointegration Seit heute ist Andreas, auch bekannt als bionic pilgrim, wieder unterwegs auf dem Weg nach Santiago de Compostela. Daher freu ich mich, heute diese neue Folge mit ihm der Öffentlichkeit vorstellen zu können . Wir reden über die Amputation, die Probleme mit einer guten Schaft…
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TAA 017: Buchtipp: Wer Flügel hat, braucht keine Beine von Christina Wechsel Christina hat drei Schicksalsschläge innerhalb eines Jahres durchlebt. Seitdem lebt sie ihre Message: »Wenn wir unserem Herzensweg folgen, werden unsere Möglichkeiten grenzenlos.« Mit ihrer Geschichte möchte sie uns zeigen, wie auch wir unsere Träume verwirklichen können –…
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In 2017 Kayla Inman slid on ice while leaving her workplace, and this event changed the course of her life. That slide caused her to feel constant pain in her foot, a pain that doctors failed to diagnose until December 2020, when she discovered she was developing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). After numerous consultations with medical exper…
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Felecia Robinson became an above the knee amputee on March 16, 2021 after suffering complications stemming from a blood clot in her right leg. An Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Machine was placed on her left leg March 11th, causing circulation damage and remained in place through multiple surgeries until March 16th. Prior to this, Felec…
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Abram Baker is many things, including a welder and massive car enthusiast. In 2019, he suffered a horrific industrial accident that took his left hand. That hasn’t stopped him from continuing with his welding or stopped him from working on the cars he loves. In fact, Abram has added a new responsibility since his accident – that of a nonprofit foun…
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TAA 016: Darf ich vorstellen: Christina Wechsel, Heilpraktikerin und Mentorin Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter, dem Verlust eines guten Freundes, und der Amputation ihres Unterschenkels, findet Christina wieder ins Leben zurück. Die Reise ihrer Rehabilitation war für sie Anlass, sich als Heilpraktikerin und Peer-Mentorin ausbilden zu lassen, um auch ander…
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Hillary has been a physical therapist for over 24 years in the Philadelphia area, working primarily in the home care setting with the geriatric population. She was inspired to write a story to help young children overcome their fears and insecurities surrounding differences; and to live life with confidence. That story became a series of books, The…
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In this episode of the We're not Stumped podcast, I get to speak to the inventor of the TheraV Elix and company founder Amira Radović. As a child, Amira was inspired to become a biomedical engineer by her father, a civil engineer, and sci-fi movies like Robocop. Her fascination with using technology to give humans super abilities led her to work in…
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Linda Calabria is a product marketing connector with 7+ years in prosthetics and 10 years in other industries. For the last three years she has been putting her vast experience to work while building a startup, employing her knowledge of strategy building, branding, product management, operations, partner management, and marketing, as well as other…
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In episode 4 of season 2, I get the pleasure of speaking to Wafa Lavelle. Wafa was born in the Middle East in the country of Jordan. While her mother was pregnant with her, she became sick and had to take medication. Nothing was known at the time about the medication's side effects on pregnancy, and this led to Wafa being born with birth defects. T…
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TAA 015: Darf ich vorstellen: Natalie Nußbaum, Miss Germany Teilnehmerin und Hobby-Sportlerin Seit ihrer Geburt lebt Natalie mit 1 ½ Armen. Das hält sie aber nicht davon ab, immer wieder und mit viel Elan Neues auszuprobieren. Sei es ihre Teilnahme am Miss Germany Wettbewerb, neue Sportarten, oder die Unterstützung anderer Menschen mit Gliedmaßendi…
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