Archive: 2017

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Wellington student's project lets amputees design their own artificial limb covers

"Victoria University Design School Masters student Fenella Richards, 22, has been working with the artificial limb service (NZALS) to develop covers for artificial limbs that can be printed with designs. Read More

Paula Tesoriero - fighting for equality

"As Disability Rights Commissioner she's resolved to making New Zealand a better and more inclusive place for those with disabilities". Read More

Senses offer new hope for amputees suffering phantom pain

Ian Winson is one of the ". . . Read More

Anna Steven has a Paralympic dream - and Liam Malone is helping her achieve it

"At age 13 Anna Steven endured six months of chemotherapy and major surgery that led to the amputation of her leg. Read More

Getting amputee feedback in real-time

This year, NZALS has implemented a new continuous improvement programme. Read More

William Pike - the leg shop

"William Pike is a known Kiwi, sought-after speaker and a role model to youth nationally and internationally. Read More

Amputee model Jess Quinn's journey to self-acceptance

"Jess Quinn lost her leg to cancer as a 9-year-old. In her early teens, she went years without wearing shorts. Read More

Hamilton prosthetists match patients with limbs in Mexico

"Two Waikato prosthetists are helping people in Mexico get back on their feet. Read More

Paula Tesoriero: Disabled Kiwis face long fight for equality

Paula Tesoriero MNZM, newly appointed New Zealand's Disability Rights Commissioner, has served on the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, NZ Artificial Limb Service and Sport Wellington. Read More

Cancer amputee aims to complete Auckland Half Marathon to fundraise for Cancer Society

James Gebbett lost his leg at 11 years old and is now taking on the ASB Auckland Half Marathon. Read the article on Stuff. co. nz here Read More

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