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We are an English couple in our 50s on assignment in Houston with my work. In 2008 we were in a very bad road accident that almost took our lives. By a miracle the impact only ended up taking our left legs. Before the crash I was a keen marathon runner, and as we recovered I was looking into the possibility of running again. It didn't take long to unearth Sarah Reinertsen’s story (same left leg above-knee amputation, and an inspirational endurance athlete!). Soon we were exchanging emails and Sarah was providing hints and tips on running and cycling. On...

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Article in Positive Impact Magazine "Celebrate Your Difference" Too often physically challenged individuals are perceived as incomplete. As a result, they may be less accepted by society than those whose challenges are not as obvious. And it even starts when they are young. Children are frequently teased by other children; but for kids with physical disabilities, that teasing is usually more intense. Typically picked last for team sports and other group activities, they often feel different and alone. Sarah Reinertsen was born with a condition called proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) that left her with a deformed leg. She used...

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SarahBear Makes a Cameo Appearance in the Chocolate Milk Promotional Video with Sarah Reinertsen.

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Read what the Lead Psychologist from The Apprentice and Survivor says about the SarahBear… The first response to the SarahBear is shock and perhaps a little horror. Teddy bears are supposed to be cuddly, warm, perfect and nurturing. A teddy bear with prosthesis is shocking.  However, children are often fascinated by people with disabilities. All of us remember our parents telling us not to stare at somebody with a disability, but we found it fascinating. Children are also frightened that if there is something wrong with them, they won't be loved. Some children feel too short, too big, too fat, or...

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