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Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt
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Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt

May 14th 2018, 9:33 AM 19,051 Views 18 Comments

Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.

A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest
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A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest

Apr 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,610 Views 20 Comments

A ban on blind and double amputee climbers has been overturned.

We say 'leg off, game on': Six children heading to Poland to represent Ireland in amputee soccer
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We say 'leg off, game on': Six children heading to Poland to represent Ireland in amputee soccer

Jun 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,246 Views 12 Comments

The mother of one of the children said, “He never played football until he got his leg amputated, now he doesn’t go anywhere without a ball.”

British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn
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British man who lost his hands and feet 17 years ago climbs Matterhorn

Aug 9th 2016, 4:08 PM 9,287 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Andrew is believed to be the first quadruple amputee to conquer the Swiss mountain.

This man won't have to wait until 2017 to be able to live safely at home
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This man won't have to wait until 2017 to be able to live safely at home

Jul 11th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,775 Views 2 Comments

His son has been campaigning for the house to be adapted to cater for his health issues.

Cannes 'turned away' an amputee who wasn't wearing high heels on the red carpet
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Cannes 'turned away' an amputee who wasn't wearing high heels on the red carpet

May 21st 2015, 8:29 AM 4,086 Views 0 Comments

Film producer Valeria Richter says she was stopped four times by ‘red carpet officials’.

Boy finds 'group he belongs to' in amputee football team after losing leg in accident aged 5
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Boy finds 'group he belongs to' in amputee football team after losing leg in accident aged 5

Mar 11th 2015, 9:02 PM 17,552 Views 12 Comments

Niamh Dufficy said an amputee football team has inspired her son.

Court to spend second day deciding how Pistorius should be sentenced
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Court to spend second day deciding how Pistorius should be sentenced

Oct 14th 2014, 7:16 AM 3,818 Views 9 Comments

Yesterday, a prison official recommended that he undertake community service, but this was rejected by the prosecutor.

Amputee says goodbye to his foot in heartwarming photo diary
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Amputee says goodbye to his foot in heartwarming photo diary

Jul 11th 2014, 8:58 AM 3,938 Views 0 Comments

His positivity is infectious.

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
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Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,145 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

Column: I lost my leg but now I aim to make Irish amputee football history
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Column: I lost my leg but now I aim to make Irish amputee football history

Mar 18th 2012, 8:30 AM 221 Views 7 Comments

Simon Baker was a plasterer until a workplace accident ultimately saw his leg amputated. Here he explains how he found new hope in amputee football – and is aiming to make Ireland a real contender in the sport.

WATCH: World amputee soccer players show off their crazy skills
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WATCH: World amputee soccer players show off their crazy skills

Jan 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 295 Views 0 Comments

There was some serious talent on show at the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football last weekend.