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I don't think I have ever done a post like this! Most of the time they are my crazy goofy self, which is 100% who I am but since my amputation there has definitely been crazy difficult times! (Which is completely normal) losing a limb or any life altering event is hard for any one. For me losing my leg was the easy part, but the process after was the difficult side. While most of my expectations were realistic I had some that were very far fetch. I knew I'd have my "robot leg" the rest of my life but I didn't know learning to walk would be a challenge. I knew my body would change drastically but I didn't know finding cloths that fit just right would be a million times harder. I knew that people would stare but I didn't know they would be so rude while doing it. This list could go on for day but my point to my post is...
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I took this photo the other day because I got this cute skort and was super pumped to wear it! I thought the photo was cute and fun but then I looked deeper. I zoomed in on Leni (my little leg) and for the first time EVER thought,
"WOW THAT LOOKS BADASS!"
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There are many things in our lives that we wish never happened or we wish we could change but I want to challenge you to truly love who you are. God made each and everyone of us in such a different and unique way. You are beautiful, you are worthy, you are strong, you are courageous, you are loved, you are chosen, and you are HIS!
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Make your difference by being different!
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#jilliansleap #livenleap #volleyball #sittingvolleyball #sitting #pass #set #attack #adaptiveathlete #adaptivesports #adaptive #amputee #amputeegirl #usavolleyball #usparalympics #adidas #adidasvolleyball #worldparavolley #athleticapparel #athletica #fashion #photography #selflove #different #lovebeingdifferent
  • Raw Post:
    I don't think I have ever done a post like this! Most of the time they are my crazy goofy self, which is 100% who I am but since my amputation there has definitely been crazy difficult times! (Which is completely normal) losing a limb or any life altering event is hard for any one. For me losing my leg was the easy part, but the process after was the difficult side. While most of my expectations were realistic I had some that were very far fetch. I knew I'd have my "robot leg" the rest of my life but I didn't know learning to walk would be a challenge. I knew my body would change drastically but I didn't know finding cloths that fit just right would be a million times harder. I knew that people would stare but I didn't know they would be so rude while doing it. This list could go on for day but my point to my post is...
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    I took this photo the other day because I got this cute skort and was super pumped to wear it! I thought the photo was cute and fun but then I looked deeper. I zoomed in on Leni (my little leg) and for the first time EVER thought,
    "WOW THAT LOOKS BADASS!"
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    There are many things in our lives that we wish never happened or we wish we could change but I want to challenge you to truly love who you are. God made each and everyone of us in such a different and unique way. You are beautiful, you are worthy, you are strong, you are courageous, you are loved, you are chosen, and you are HIS!
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    Make your difference by being different!
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    #jilliansleap #livenleap #volleyball #sittingvolleyball #sitting #pass #set #attack #adaptiveathlete #adaptivesports #adaptive #amputee #amputeegirl #usavolleyball #usparalympics #adidas #adidasvolleyball #worldparavolley #athleticapparel #athletica #fashion #photography #selflove #different #lovebeingdifferent
  • 656 27 23 hours ago
  • I always asked myself what self-discovery is? And what finding my #purpose in life means? .
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I guess it means digging #deep into the series of events that you’ve gone through since you were born and revealing the #experiences that shaped who you are today... good and bad. It’s what they call your “identity”.
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It means realizing what your beliefs are and living by them. Self-discovery includes acceptance, #happiness , fulfillment and enlightenment! .
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The journey is not always an easy road. It includes fear, confusion, doubt, #love , hatred, expectations, habits and re-visiting all your #choices in life. .
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Exploring our depths, our inner selves by observing, will slowly rid us of the many false beliefs we once held so dear. .
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I’ve had many set backs along the road and I have no doubt I will have many more but, I’m not giving up.
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What I know for sure is that being true to my feelings and acknowledging them has released so much fear and doubt in me.
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Bottom line is,
Stop being your own worst enemy! .
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Stop lying to yourself about your emotions and feelings. Instead of running away from whatever you’re feeling, start accepting them and allowing yourself to FEEL whatever it is you feel. Let it pass through you. Feel it, accept it and learn to live with it.
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The freedom you will feel within yourself is reward enough to let the universe give you back the love that you have finally and justifiably started to give yourself. .
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When we embark on the journey of self-discovery, we start seeing the ambitions we once were ready to live and die for. .
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Photo credit: @beckybastawy ♥️ .
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@ottobockus_ca 
#selftalk #selfdiscovery #morning #bioniczarka #bionicwoman #bebionic #bionicarm #cyborg #ottobock #robotics #potd #instagram #discover #dreambig #empowerment #me #amputee #cancersurvivor #salmaelzarka
  • I always asked myself what self-discovery is? And what finding my #purpose in life means? .
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    I guess it means digging #deep into the series of events that you’ve gone through since you were born and revealing the #experiences that shaped who you are today... good and bad. It’s what they call your “identity”.
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    It means realizing what your beliefs are and living by them. Self-discovery includes acceptance, #happiness , fulfillment and enlightenment! .
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    The journey is not always an easy road. It includes fear, confusion, doubt, #love , hatred, expectations, habits and re-visiting all your #choices in life. .
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    Exploring our depths, our inner selves by observing, will slowly rid us of the many false beliefs we once held so dear. .
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    I’ve had many set backs along the road and I have no doubt I will have many more but, I’m not giving up.
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    What I know for sure is that being true to my feelings and acknowledging them has released so much fear and doubt in me.
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    Bottom line is,
    Stop being your own worst enemy! .
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    Stop lying to yourself about your emotions and feelings. Instead of running away from whatever you’re feeling, start accepting them and allowing yourself to FEEL whatever it is you feel. Let it pass through you. Feel it, accept it and learn to live with it.
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    The freedom you will feel within yourself is reward enough to let the universe give you back the love that you have finally and justifiably started to give yourself. .
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    When we embark on the journey of self-discovery, we start seeing the ambitions we once were ready to live and die for. .
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    Photo credit: @beckybastawy ♥️ .
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    @ottobockus_ca
    #selftalk #selfdiscovery #morning #bioniczarka #bionicwoman #bebionic #bionicarm #cyborg #ottobock #robotics #potd #instagram #discover #dreambig #empowerment #me #amputee #cancersurvivor #salmaelzarka
  • 1,040 34 20 July, 2019
  • Ladies if you haven’t been by @ridelikeagirlracing and looked at all their apparel you are absolutely missing out.  They have tees, tanks, leggings, and even coffee mugs! So if you’re needing some sweet racing apparel go on over and check them out.  In the mean time I’m still obsessing over this brand new muscle tank 😍❤️😍
  • Ladies if you haven’t been by @ridelikeagirlracing and looked at all their apparel you are absolutely missing out. They have tees, tanks, leggings, and even coffee mugs! So if you’re needing some sweet racing apparel go on over and check them out. In the mean time I’m still obsessing over this brand new muscle tank 😍❤️😍
  • 127 2 6 hours ago
  • Når jeg ser tilbake i livet mitt, ser jeg smerte og sorg. Jeg har gjort og opplevd mye ting som jeg ikke er stolt over.
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Når jeg ser meg i speilet i dag, ser jeg stolthet, selvsikkerhet og en vinner!
En vinner fordi jeg har overvunnet en mørk periode og all usikkerheten fra den tiden etter amputasjonen. Jeg knakk koden og føler jeg har klart å nå de fleste målene som jeg har satt meg fra den dagen jeg ga opp narkotikaen og da jeg ga litt faen i hva andre tenker og mener om meg ✌🏼
  • Når jeg ser tilbake i livet mitt, ser jeg smerte og sorg. Jeg har gjort og opplevd mye ting som jeg ikke er stolt over.
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    Når jeg ser meg i speilet i dag, ser jeg stolthet, selvsikkerhet og en vinner!
    En vinner fordi jeg har overvunnet en mørk periode og all usikkerheten fra den tiden etter amputasjonen. Jeg knakk koden og føler jeg har klart å nå de fleste målene som jeg har satt meg fra den dagen jeg ga opp narkotikaen og da jeg ga litt faen i hva andre tenker og mener om meg ✌🏼
  • 545 41 21 July, 2019

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  • Ein wunderschöner Tag auf dem Boot in Winningen an der Mosel ... Ich genieße jeden Chemofreien Tag in vollen Zügen! 
War ganz schön witzig auf den Po über den Steg ins Boot zu rutschen, aber es hat geklappt und ich bin ohne zu fallen ins Boot gekommen 😂
Ich hoffe euch geht es gut und euer Montag war so schön wie meiner ! 
Alex 🙈
#amputee #amputiert #cancer #cancersucks #fuckcancer #bonecancer #osteosarkom #krebs
  • Ein wunderschöner Tag auf dem Boot in Winningen an der Mosel ... Ich genieße jeden Chemofreien Tag in vollen Zügen!
    War ganz schön witzig auf den Po über den Steg ins Boot zu rutschen, aber es hat geklappt und ich bin ohne zu fallen ins Boot gekommen 😂
    Ich hoffe euch geht es gut und euer Montag war so schön wie meiner !
    Alex 🙈
    #amputee #amputiert #cancer #cancersucks #fuckcancer #bonecancer #osteosarkom #krebs
  • 42 1 4 hours ago
  • I recently was featured on local TV to share the story of my recovery from a injury sustained in Iraq and how I am now working to help other veterans recover through the healing power of Motorsports. Link is in my profile.

A huge thank you to those who have supported me on this journey!
  • I recently was featured on local TV to share the story of my recovery from a injury sustained in Iraq and how I am now working to help other veterans recover through the healing power of Motorsports. Link is in my profile.

    A huge thank you to those who have supported me on this journey!
  • 8 2 4 hours ago
  • It's hard to explain my feelings from this weekend. I  had a lot of ups and downs, but wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I spent all day Saturday giving out medals to the runners and was lucky enough to put the medal around the necks of several friends and saw some friends that I hadn't seen in a while. On Sunday morning I was STRONGLY advised by @randydiel that I not attempt this course without a team, and for a while it was almost looking like I wasn't going to be able to do the @spartan Sprint this weekend. However thanks to some amazing people @theabbeydominy @tduckster and several others from  @warriorstateocr we were able to put a team together for me within about 15 minutes allowing me to complete the course with Chris Wollf and @operationenduringwarrior It was honestly one of the hardest things I have physically ever done and there is no way I could have done those steep slopes without hurting myself. (Those declines were so sketchy) I only puked twice, however they were pretty epic, my right prosthetic almost came completely off twice while my left decided it wanted to stay in the water at the dunk wall. We finished the course in 4 hours and 12 minutes. This was my #redemption for not crossing the finish line in Laughlin. I have no doubt in my mind that I was able to complete the #spartanutah due in no small part to the #gritfreedomchair. That thing took a beating and kept on rolling. I also want thank everyone that jumped in and helped Chris and I, we even had a couple guys who had never done a Spartan before jump in with us. I need to give a special thanks to @theabbeydominy with @weareoscarmike, she was my rock through this race, dropping her plans to help me, stayed by my side the entire time, making sure I was doing okay and staying hydrated. I couldn't have done it without any of you. @gritfreedomchair @cafoundation @ericamwalker @niki.verneuille #spartanutah #ParaSpartan #amputee #adapt #mountains #utah #utahstrong #ocr #wsom
  • It's hard to explain my feelings from this weekend. I had a lot of ups and downs, but wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I spent all day Saturday giving out medals to the runners and was lucky enough to put the medal around the necks of several friends and saw some friends that I hadn't seen in a while. On Sunday morning I was STRONGLY advised by @randydiel that I not attempt this course without a team, and for a while it was almost looking like I wasn't going to be able to do the @spartan Sprint this weekend. However thanks to some amazing people @theabbeydominy @tduckster and several others from @warriorstateocr we were able to put a team together for me within about 15 minutes allowing me to complete the course with Chris Wollf and @operationenduringwarrior It was honestly one of the hardest things I have physically ever done and there is no way I could have done those steep slopes without hurting myself. (Those declines were so sketchy) I only puked twice, however they were pretty epic, my right prosthetic almost came completely off twice while my left decided it wanted to stay in the water at the dunk wall. We finished the course in 4 hours and 12 minutes. This was my #redemption for not crossing the finish line in Laughlin. I have no doubt in my mind that I was able to complete the #spartanutah due in no small part to the #gritfreedomchair . That thing took a beating and kept on rolling. I also want thank everyone that jumped in and helped Chris and I, we even had a couple guys who had never done a Spartan before jump in with us. I need to give a special thanks to @theabbeydominy with @weareoscarmike, she was my rock through this race, dropping her plans to help me, stayed by my side the entire time, making sure I was doing okay and staying hydrated. I couldn't have done it without any of you. @gritfreedomchair @cafoundation @ericamwalker @niki.verneuille #spartanutah #ParaSpartan #amputee #adapt #mountains #utah #utahstrong #ocr #wsom
  • 5 1 4 hours ago
  • Dank @ottobockde durfte ich an einem phantastischen Projekt teilnehmen.

Seit 1 Jahr erlernen 12 Studenten, aus Ländern in denen eine gute prothetische Versorgung nicht selbstverständlich ist, auf dem "Otto Bock Campus" in Duderstadt den Beruf des Orthopädie Technikers. 
Ich habe mit Zuiya (Kongo) und Abdolaziz (Lybien) zusammen gearbeitet. Sie mussten für ihre Abschlussprüfung eine Prothese vom Gipsabdruck bis zum fertigen System bauen. Ich bin mit dem Ergebnis mega zufrieden. 
Morgen ist dann die Prüfung. Alle sind mega aufgeregt. Ich auch ein bisschen, obwohl ich nur mal auf und ab laufen muss 😅

Drückt Fayek, Zuiya, Maria, Achraf, Mustafa, Francois, Matheus, Ayoub, Doudou, Imre und Dave die Daumen. Wenn sie bestehen, reisen sie noch diese Woche zurück nach Hause und machen sich direkt ans Werk 🖤❤️🖤❤️
  • Dank @ottobockde durfte ich an einem phantastischen Projekt teilnehmen.

    Seit 1 Jahr erlernen 12 Studenten, aus Ländern in denen eine gute prothetische Versorgung nicht selbstverständlich ist, auf dem "Otto Bock Campus" in Duderstadt den Beruf des Orthopädie Technikers.
    Ich habe mit Zuiya (Kongo) und Abdolaziz (Lybien) zusammen gearbeitet. Sie mussten für ihre Abschlussprüfung eine Prothese vom Gipsabdruck bis zum fertigen System bauen. Ich bin mit dem Ergebnis mega zufrieden.
    Morgen ist dann die Prüfung. Alle sind mega aufgeregt. Ich auch ein bisschen, obwohl ich nur mal auf und ab laufen muss 😅

    Drückt Fayek, Zuiya, Maria, Achraf, Mustafa, Francois, Matheus, Ayoub, Doudou, Imre und Dave die Daumen. Wenn sie bestehen, reisen sie noch diese Woche zurück nach Hause und machen sich direkt ans Werk 🖤❤️🖤❤️
  • 17 1 4 hours ago
  • As the Mimi and Friends Spread Awareness Collection comes to an end, I’m slightly heartbroken that I was unable to SPREAD AWARENESS the way I wanted to with this collection. I honestly had so many ideas, but part of me feels as if I failed you guys by not being able to reach out to everyone in a more better approach, if that makes sense. While I’m beyond proud of the collection and you’ll never know how much it means to me, it definitely hurts inside that it wasn’t able to grow in the direction I was hoping. As I was looking at Mimi this morning, all I could think about was how much I love her, even when she’s in the worse mood ever. Last night she took a marker and drew on her legs, painted her fingernails, and was so proud of her art. Of course I didn’t notice it until this morning, since it had to have happened “after” she showered last night. I love how much she enjoys just being a kid and I love how much everyone at her summer camp just adores her. Today I was told by one of the counselors that another child at camp had been teaching her how to skate when they go to the skating rink on Friday’s. Just this past Friday, another young girl let Mimi borrow her flip flops, so she didn’t get her socks/sneakers wet. I’m always terrified of those who will treat her wrong and/or just be mean to her, that I don’t even think about the ones who will treat her like a true friend. There’s so much to Mimi, that I seriously wish you all could just meet her. She’s her own person and she’s exactly who she’s suppose to be.
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Even though the Mimi and Friends Spread Awareness Collection will be coming to an end, I’ll definitely continue to SPREAD AWARENESS on my IG page. I’m beyond thankful to everyone who supported my idea and LOVED all the awesome designs @brushedrose created for the collection. Each design represents a different type of disability present in children with a Disney twist, since we all know Mimi LOVES Disney. The Monsters Inc. and Peter Pan Sticker Set will be available August 1, 2019 and will be the last designs of the collection. The collection will remain in my Etsy shop, until it sells out. Thank you all for everything!
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  • As the Mimi and Friends Spread Awareness Collection comes to an end, I’m slightly heartbroken that I was unable to SPREAD AWARENESS the way I wanted to with this collection. I honestly had so many ideas, but part of me feels as if I failed you guys by not being able to reach out to everyone in a more better approach, if that makes sense. While I’m beyond proud of the collection and you’ll never know how much it means to me, it definitely hurts inside that it wasn’t able to grow in the direction I was hoping. As I was looking at Mimi this morning, all I could think about was how much I love her, even when she’s in the worse mood ever. Last night she took a marker and drew on her legs, painted her fingernails, and was so proud of her art. Of course I didn’t notice it until this morning, since it had to have happened “after” she showered last night. I love how much she enjoys just being a kid and I love how much everyone at her summer camp just adores her. Today I was told by one of the counselors that another child at camp had been teaching her how to skate when they go to the skating rink on Friday’s. Just this past Friday, another young girl let Mimi borrow her flip flops, so she didn’t get her socks/sneakers wet. I’m always terrified of those who will treat her wrong and/or just be mean to her, that I don’t even think about the ones who will treat her like a true friend. There’s so much to Mimi, that I seriously wish you all could just meet her. She’s her own person and she’s exactly who she’s suppose to be.
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    Even though the Mimi and Friends Spread Awareness Collection will be coming to an end, I’ll definitely continue to SPREAD AWARENESS on my IG page. I’m beyond thankful to everyone who supported my idea and LOVED all the awesome designs @brushedrose created for the collection. Each design represents a different type of disability present in children with a Disney twist, since we all know Mimi LOVES Disney. The Monsters Inc. and Peter Pan Sticker Set will be available August 1, 2019 and will be the last designs of the collection. The collection will remain in my Etsy shop, until it sells out. Thank you all for everything!
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  • 11 1 5 hours ago
  • Greetings citizens of Bermuda, either at home or abroad and to any would be visitors to our island home, the time is now. •
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@anewlifenonprofit is here to serve those with special needs and greater challenges and we are going to need your help to do it. •
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Utilizing networks and fostering collaboration of positively aligned individuals and pre existing community organizations to unite the tribes is my personal goal to make this happen. •
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Prosthetic and orthotic manufacturing on site for those in need of care in Bermuda, unlocking access to non portable insurance coverage with higher frequency and greater care than is currently provided. •
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Mental health counseling and therapy, not just for the challenged but for the support systems too. How do Kiesha’s two small children process seeing their mother lose her limb and then find a new normal where she fights for her rights and those of her peers? •
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Occupational and Physical therapy with continued personal rehabilitation programs. I get not everyone can run a marathon or compete in team triathlon. Kiesha needs to be able to chase and play with her children and it could be your grandmother that needs to be able to get to the bathroom but can’t make it up a flight of steps. •
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Legal aid services: This is a monster and where we we will need the most help. -How does a man in a wheel chair who works for the disabled advisory board successfully sign off on saying a newly constructed restaurant doesn’t need handicap access to the bathroom because there is one across the street?
-Greater allocation and smarter installation of disabled parking bays island wide. -Navigating the insurance policy process to remove the life time caps on prosthetic devices and introduce parity based access removing the appeal process. I could show you the paper work for my “one time exception” so I know if I’m being denied coverage as a premier benefit policy holder and health advocate, what’s happening to the underinsured and uninsured diabetic or
vascular patients with no support system and ailing health who have just had a limb amputated.
  • Greetings citizens of Bermuda, either at home or abroad and to any would be visitors to our island home, the time is now. •

    @anewlifenonprofit is here to serve those with special needs and greater challenges and we are going to need your help to do it. •

    Utilizing networks and fostering collaboration of positively aligned individuals and pre existing community organizations to unite the tribes is my personal goal to make this happen. •

    Prosthetic and orthotic manufacturing on site for those in need of care in Bermuda, unlocking access to non portable insurance coverage with higher frequency and greater care than is currently provided. •

    Mental health counseling and therapy, not just for the challenged but for the support systems too. How do Kiesha’s two small children process seeing their mother lose her limb and then find a new normal where she fights for her rights and those of her peers? •

    Occupational and Physical therapy with continued personal rehabilitation programs. I get not everyone can run a marathon or compete in team triathlon. Kiesha needs to be able to chase and play with her children and it could be your grandmother that needs to be able to get to the bathroom but can’t make it up a flight of steps. •

    Legal aid services: This is a monster and where we we will need the most help. -How does a man in a wheel chair who works for the disabled advisory board successfully sign off on saying a newly constructed restaurant doesn’t need handicap access to the bathroom because there is one across the street?
    -Greater allocation and smarter installation of disabled parking bays island wide. -Navigating the insurance policy process to remove the life time caps on prosthetic devices and introduce parity based access removing the appeal process. I could show you the paper work for my “one time exception” so I know if I’m being denied coverage as a premier benefit policy holder and health advocate, what’s happening to the underinsured and uninsured diabetic or
    vascular patients with no support system and ailing health who have just had a limb amputated.
  • 9 1 5 hours ago
  • If I’m never poked with another needle in my life I’ll be one happy camper! 😂
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Geesh! SERIOUSLY. I wasn’t afraid of needles prior to my year in the ICU - in fact I was the exact opposite. I was strangely fascinated by them. I was the weirdo who would watch my blood being drawn, and when I received shots I never flinched I always wanted to look. I found it all completely fascinating.
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But now? Yikes! I had IV’s in my neck, arms, legs and even my chest! Straight into my heart! 😮
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I know these needles and tubes saved my life, but now when I think about getting poked by one I have this strange unconscious and uncontrollable reaction.
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I literally cry. 😂 Silent tears and lots of deep breathing gets me though. (Oh and holding Kevin’s hand helps a bunch.) 😍
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What are some strange fears you have?
  • If I’m never poked with another needle in my life I’ll be one happy camper! 😂

    Geesh! SERIOUSLY. I wasn’t afraid of needles prior to my year in the ICU - in fact I was the exact opposite. I was strangely fascinated by them. I was the weirdo who would watch my blood being drawn, and when I received shots I never flinched I always wanted to look. I found it all completely fascinating.

    But now? Yikes! I had IV’s in my neck, arms, legs and even my chest! Straight into my heart! 😮

    I know these needles and tubes saved my life, but now when I think about getting poked by one I have this strange unconscious and uncontrollable reaction.

    I literally cry. 😂 Silent tears and lots of deep breathing gets me though. (Oh and holding Kevin’s hand helps a bunch.) 😍

    What are some strange fears you have?
  • 82 12 6 hours ago
  • Ladies if you haven’t been by @ridelikeagirlracing and looked at all their apparel you are absolutely missing out.  They have tees, tanks, leggings, and even coffee mugs! So if you’re needing some sweet racing apparel go on over and check them out.  In the mean time I’m still obsessing over this brand new muscle tank 😍❤️😍
  • Ladies if you haven’t been by @ridelikeagirlracing and looked at all their apparel you are absolutely missing out. They have tees, tanks, leggings, and even coffee mugs! So if you’re needing some sweet racing apparel go on over and check them out. In the mean time I’m still obsessing over this brand new muscle tank 😍❤️😍
  • 127 2 6 hours ago