Life comes at you rapidly [after being wounded in combat], especially when you have to reintegrate back into society. It’s tough to find a place in society that you fit. Not only do you have to figure out how to operate in this new body of yours that is drastically different than the one you left with, but now you need to find your new role in society. Continue reading “Finding a Career after Military Injury – Veteran Amputee Firefighter Chuck’s Story”
Muji Karim, a double amputee and avid runner discusses and shares insight into how he started running again as a new amputee. Muji shares his insight on how others can achieve their goals of competing in high-level adaptive sports.
“My advice for any amputee who is getting started in adaptive sports and doesn’t have his or her sports-specific prosthetics yet would be too just get started. You can begin basic strength and conditioning training on your own and don’t need a running leg or other prosthetics to get your body in shape. In most cases, you can begin training on your own and you will notice a big difference once you start to become more adjusted in your new legs or arms.”