Toddler maimed in lawn mower accident walks with new legs

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Wearing a superhero cape and her new prosthetics, dotted with Dora the Explorer stickers, two-year-old Ireland Nugent walks again after she was maimed by a lawnmower at her family’s home in Florida.

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Town throws dream wedding for triple amputee Marine

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Juan Dominguez lost his both his legs and his right arm after stepping on improvised explosive device while serving as a Marine Corporal in Afghanistan in 2010. But that didn’t stop him from finding true love a few months later, when he met his now-wife Alexis after returning to the States.

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Amputee’s 18-hour ordeal in Ironman triathlon: ‘One of the highlights of my life’

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When Jeff Schmidt completed the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii earlier this fall, crossing that finish line after nearly 18 hours on the course meant more than just the end of a race. It signified a positive highlight in a long physical and emotional battle the San Jose, Calif. resident has faced for over a decade.

Double-amputee: Congress won’t be as bad as Iraq

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When Tammy Duckworth steps into Congress this January for her first term, she’ll be carried by two prosthetic legs – and the potent notion that if she can survive a grenade blast while piloting a chopper, she surely can endure any political flak on Capitol Hill.

Man with ‘bionic’ leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

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Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trailblazing prosthetic leg that’s controlled by his thoughts.

He will put this groundbreaking “bionic” leg to the ultimate test Sunday when he attempts to climb 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower, one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.

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Tedworth House rehabilitates returning wounded vets

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Help for Heroes’ Tedworth House rehabilitation center in Tedworth, England just completed a multi-million dollar renovation and opened its doors to the media today.

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Soldier who lost 4 limbs in Afghanistan returns home to hero’s welcome

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The Associated Press reports from Vassar, Mich. — Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills had been a lot of places since losing his four limbs in Afghanistan. The one place he hadn’t been was where people knew him best.

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