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Archive for February 2015

Looking up to Zach Hodskins

Basketball is a big part of our life during this time of the year. Jordan loves the challenge. She loves being on defense. She is starting to understand the intricacies of the game. She’s grown a lot as a player. I also knew there are mentors in the basketball world. I met Kevin Laue in late…

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That overwhelming moment

We are a busy family. If you add in our activities and travel and my work travel, a few things have been ignored lately: I am not exercising enough and the house is a total mess. No, not like the Hoaders show. But there are piles everywhere. The house feels like it’s kind of closing in…

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Prosthetics do not change everything

The awesome expansion of the eNABLE program has made it possible for more and more children to have access to the experience of wearing a prosthetic hand. The media loves it. As someone who used to work in the tv news world, I love the story: A cute child has a chance to flex a…

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In need of a new helper arm

I sent Jordan off to school with her helper arm on this morning. I don’t think that’s going to happen much longer this school year. The combination of bulky sleeves and the fact she keeps growing… Her arm is officially uncomfortable and doesn’t fit. We’ve always built a new one every 18 months or so. But…

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A "wonderland" of prosthetics

Last week I had a chance to spend time with the largest prosthetic company in the United States, Hanger, Inc. Each year, the company has many of its technicians from across the country meet in Las Vegas to learn about the latest in prosthetic and orthotic technology. They also have an expo filled with vendors that…

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