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Stereotypes and amputees
Transcript of Stereotypes and amputees
No individual with an amputation could possibly enjoy life
People with amputations struggle athletically
People with amputations display incredible levels of athletic achievement. In 2012 Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, ran the 400m, not at the Paralympics, but at the Olympics in London
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Prosthetics severely limit activities and job options
Statistics show that the main causes of amputations are vascular disease (54%) , trauma (45%), and cancer (less than 2 %).
Amputees and stereotypes
All amputees are veterans.
Surveys from the Department of Veteran Affairs indicate that 4 out of 5 military individuals with amputations report living a "full life"
2 million people with limb loss in the US
About 185,000 amputations occur per year
African Americans 4 times as likely to get an amputation as white Americans
2009: $8.3 billion in hospital costs for amputations
People with amputations have many of the same opportunities and career options as everyone else.
Miriam dilts and uzma ali