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Latest PACE E-newsletter Edition 10

Latest PACE E-newsletter Edition 10

* You can visit the PACE Website by clicking on this logo * We’ve just received the latest e-newsletter (Edition 10) from PACE and, as usual, it doesn’t disappoint being choc-a-bloc with information about the latest PACE innovations and inspirational stories about the amputees benefitting from them. One such person is passionate mountain biker, Jude… View Article
PACE Newsletter 22/5/2014 – Helen Chapman Strides Out!

PACE Newsletter 22/5/2014 – Helen Chapman Strides Out!

Press Release – 22nd May 2014 AMPUTEE STRIDES OUT In the few weeks since taking delivery of her vivid pink running prosthesis, forty-six year old leg amputee Helen Chapman, from Walton-on-the-Naize (Essex), has been clocking up the miles and inspiring others. As Helen explains, “To finally have a prosthesis that allows me to run has… View Article
Racing Away the Ghosts – Scott Richardson

Racing Away the Ghosts – Scott Richardson

Another inspirational older piece that has been moved from a different section of the original website to be included here. Again, apologies that the images have been lost along the way. Scott Richardson On Wednesday 31 st August 2005 I was stood hugging my mum, both of us in floods of tears. I had just… View Article
PACE Press Release – HELEN'S IN THE PINK!

PACE Press Release – HELEN'S IN THE PINK!

Helen – In the Pink with her New Leg After almost three years of battling and struggling, Helen Chapman (46) from Walton-on-the-Naize (Essex) is tickled pink to finally have a bespoke running prosthesis and can’t wait to tackle the 2014 London Marathon next month. When Helen collected her striking new prosthesis recently she said, “Today… View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES – A Rider’s Blog 2 by Wyn Jenkins

200 MILES ON A TANDEM A RIDER’S STORY When Margaret Biggs and I were invited to be Ambassadors for The Douglas Bader Foundation, we thought long and hard about ways in which we could raise awareness of the charity, attract some much needed finance and also attempt something that would put us under a degree… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – A Rider’s Blog 2

We are extremely grateful to Wyn Jenkins for sending us his BLOG Part 2 following the successful and seeming even enjoyable completion of the Tandem Challenge Wales. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a wonderful and inspirational read and I hope that, as Wyn writes, it’ll encourage other amputees to take up the sport. This, after… View Article
Sophie Kamlish's Cosmic Choice – PACE Press Release

Sophie Kamlish's Cosmic Choice – PACE Press Release

Read the inspiring story of how Paralympic athlete, Sophie Kamlish received an everyday prosthesis from PACE Rehabilitation. (A link to the original article can be found below) Please click HERE to see the original document on the PACE Website
PACE Press Release – 74 Year Old Amputee Regains Confidence

PACE Press Release – 74 Year Old Amputee Regains Confidence

We’ve received notification from PACE Rehabilitation of a Press Release featuring a 74 year old established amputee patient who has regained his confidence through the provision of a new prosthesis with a micro-processor knee unit. Please read this inspirational story by clicking on the picture of Vernon Leigh on the left.

Rebel Libyan soldier’s NHS amputation

By Neil Bowdler Health reporter, BBC News Mahran Agil, 30, used to work in a perfume shop. In his spare time, he loved buying, breeding and selling pigeons. Then the uprising against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi began and he was catapulted into a bloody civil war. “Gaddafi was killing the people of my country. I had… View Article

America – Pioneering prosthesis gives kids hope…

TAMPA — Moffitt Cancer Center surgeon Doug Letson has an enemy. It’s the number 448. That’s how many American children learn they have bone cancer each year, then face painful treatments, the risk of limb amputation and possible death. It doesn’t matter that those children account for just 4 percent of the 11,210 annual pediatric… View Article

American Amputee Soldier’s Story of Determination

For America’s wounded soldiers the battles continue even though they’re thousands of miles removed from the front. Sgt. Shaun Tichenor, 32, a graduate of Staples-Motley High School, is currently rehabilitating at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., after stepping on an improvised explosive device last spring in Afghanistan and undergoing a leg amputation in June…. View Article
Dakota Wesleyan’s Hunter Bork sets national record with performance

Dakota Wesleyan’s Hunter Bork sets national record with performance

By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic Hunter Bork did not just win the high jump title at the Paralympic Games on June 16-19 in Miramar, Fla., he also set an American record in the event. On Monday morning in a text from Dakota Wesleyan track and field coach Pat Belling, Bork found out his winning mark… View Article
The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

Type 2 diabetes, a preventable disease caused mainly by obesity and poor diet, has become the 21st century’s first pandemic From cholera to TB, humanity has known many fearsome epidemics and pandemics. And while medicine and hygiene have been hugely effective in fighting disease, one of the best weapons has always been education. From practising… View Article

Man CHOOSES to have his hand amputated saying he would rather have a bionic one

A man has chosen to have his hand cut off so that he can have a bionic arm fitted after he lost use of it in a motorbike accident. The 26-year-old, a Serbian living in Austria known only as Milo, was severely injured in the collision in which he also hurt his leg and shoulder…. View Article
From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing, and trying to get your health and life back on track can be daunting. How long will your claim take? “You only have one opportunity to settle a personal injury claim” Richard Brett, Team Leader Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing,… View Article

After 48 operations, Tom McKenzie is still standing on his own 2 feet

Standing on your own feet One week away from losing his leg to cancer, 6-year-old Tom became the youngest patient to have pioneering bone replacement surgery. In total, he has undergone 48 operations – and defied doctors’ predictions that he would never be a dad. Tom McKenzie is every inch the successful man. A happily… View Article
Grande Prairie tot recovers after triple amputation

Grande Prairie tot recovers after triple amputation

EDMONTON — Kamryn Bond sometimes peers at her right arm with a puzzled look. Where did her hand go? Where are her feet, her chubby toes, the bottoms of the legs she was just learning to stand on? The one-year-old has only a thumb, half an index finger and pinky remaining on her left hand… View Article
Desire to Help led to a New Career

Desire to Help led to a New Career

By Doris Wedge For the Norman Transcript – Sept 20th 2010 Craig Gavras enters a room with confidence, the decisive strides of a man who knows where he is going, a man who is grounded because of where he has been. His walk belies the fact that he suffered a personal injury that robbed him… View Article
Leg prosthetics give horses a chance at normal life

Leg prosthetics give horses a chance at normal life

After receiving a severe cut on one of her hind legs, and subsequent laminitis and a bone infection on the other hind foot, the owners of Cheyenne feared the worst for the Buckskin mare who makes her home in Elizabeth, Colo. But thanks to Wyoming Veterinarian Ted Vlahos, Cheyenne’s infected leg was successfully amputated and… View Article
Haiti six months on – learning to walk again

Haiti six months on – learning to walk again

On the water’s edge of Port-au-Prince, an active boy forges his way through the narrow alley ways between tents, maneuvering over the rough terrain. Six months after having his right leg amputated, nine-year-old Sebastian has adapted well to living with crutches and a prosthesis in the crowded tent city in Haiti. “To see him move… View Article
Jozef Metelka – Skiing again thanks to PACE Rehabilitation

Jozef Metelka – Skiing again thanks to PACE Rehabilitation

Eight months after his elective left below knee amputation, following a motorcycle accident, Jozef Metelka was carving turns on the piste at Hemel Hempstead’s Snow Centre, thanks to a specialised prosthesis from PACE Rehabilitation in Chesham. Jozef Metelka is truly “an exceptional amputee”. Please click on the link to read about his inspirational achievement. http://www.pacerehab.com/jozef-metelka

First Complete Double Leg Amputee Completes a Marathon

On Sunday, November 1st, after starting at 6 AM (just before the sun rose over the Verazanno Bridge), twenty-two-year-old John Tartaglio became the first complete double leg amputee to finish a marathon. John completed the 26.2 miles in 15 hours and 59 minutes, running on a custom designed carbon fiber running prosthesis built by A… View Article

Our beautiful bionic boy, by TV newswoman Paula Middlehurst

By Paula Middlehurst My husband Simon has got used to me forgetting our wedding anniversary, so it was fabulous when, last year, my mother offered to have the children for a few days so we could celebrate. We booked into my favourite spa hotel in Hampshire. It was just what we needed – for me,… View Article

Dietmar the stork gets a new leg

A stork in the German state of Saxony had the bad luck to break his leg, resulting in an amputation. Now, though, Dietmar is being nursed back to health with the help of a prosthesis. Being a stork is hard work. Not only do you have to collect enough frogs and other delicacies to keep… View Article
Doctors at KU Hospital perform unique surgery on 19-year-old with bone cancer

Doctors at KU Hospital perform unique surgery on 19-year-old with bone cancer

Rare surgery helps enhance quality of life after arm amputation Surgeons and other medical professionals gather around the operating table Tuesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., during a surgery on a 19-year-old man who had bone cancer. The 10-hour operation involved amputating the man’s left arm, shoulder blade and collarbone. What makes… View Article
Prostheses that work like real limbs…

Prostheses that work like real limbs…

A doctor posed a simple question to Army Maj. A.J. Tong during his recovery from severe injuries in Iraq. “What do you want to do?” the doctor asked. “Everything I did before,” Tong recalls responding. Life had irrevocably changed for Tong, 33, who lives in Yelm. An especially lethal kind of roadside bomb hit him… View Article

It's Raining Amputees! PACE Rehabilitation charity sky dive

It’s Raining Amputees Watch the You Tube film by clicking HERE A group of amputees took to the skies overhead in Nottinghamshire this week, in a charity tandem sky dive. The idea was conceived when a patient at PACE Rehabilitation in Chesham, Bucks casually mentioned to his prosthetist, Jamie Gillespie, that he had always wanted… View Article

Motala, the amputee elephant, happy with her prosthetic leg

We knew the day of Robo Dumbo would come, we just didn’t know it would come so soon. Actually, we couldn’t be happier for Motala. After losing her foot to a landmine a decade ago while working in a Thai logging camp, the 48-year-old elephant has been fitted with a special prosthesis. Reports this week… View Article

Amputation no longer considered last resort

André Picard (From Monday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 03:09AM EDT) Imagine for a moment that you have a cancerous tumour eating away at the bone and muscle in your leg. You can choose to amputate the leg or undergo surgery that removes the cancer and leaves the limb intact…. View Article