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Japan's Paralympians Overcome Adversity By Leaps, Bounds and Innovative Design
Offbeat  (tags: Paralympics, athletes, Japan, active, amputee, prostheics, running, sports )

Naoko
- 2499 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Indeed, amputee runners are a minority among minorities - especially in Japan. According to the health ministry, about 60,000 Japanese are missing at least part of their lower limbs, but probably fewer than 100 of them are active as athletes.
A Patient for 26 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Bhutan, Thimphu, hospital, long staying patients, 26 years, lost, amputee, treatment, hospital ward, occupied )

Naoko
- 3221 days ago - kuenselonline.com
It was in 1984 that Wangmo, now 57, came to Thimphu and never left the city since. She couldn't. "I don't remember what happened," she said. "I was sent to Kolkota for some treatment and when I opened my eyes following a surgery, I realised my legs were
Disabled Woman Given Mermaid Tail to Help Her Swim
Offbeat  (tags: Nadya Vessey, amputee, mermaid, mermaid's tail, swimming, disabilities )

Blue
- 3761 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A woman who lost both her legs as a child has been turned into a mermaid by the Lord of the Rings special effects team so she can go swimming.
   

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