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USA Wire: Finding a Positive Mindset to Navigate My Limb Loss Journey

USA wire

My name is Shyrl Richards. I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother, avid runner, and lover of outdoor activities. I am also a person living with limb loss.

While there are over two million people in the U.S. alone living with limb loss/difference and another 28 million at risk for amputation surgery, I never imagined that I’d be one of them. Like so many others, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs during this life-changing journey. But I am a firm believer that with the right mindset, a strong support system, and a prosthetic device that allows you to get back to the things you enjoy doing, people can find a way to turn this into a positive experience that allows them to forge ahead living a happy and fulfilling life without limits.

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