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09 Jul 2011 13:38


U.S.: Freak roller coaster accident kills adversity-fighting Iraq War vet

  • A brave man’s story, cut short: Sgt. James Hackemer, an amputee who lost both his legs (and reportedly died twice on the battlefield, only to be revived) after an IED blew up under his Humvee in Iraq back in 2007, lived his life to the fullest despite his injuries, only to die — tragically — in a freak roller coaster accident yesterday. He fell 208 feet out of the Ride of Steel roller coaster, at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort in New York, to his death. To lose so much, only to fight back to regain it day by painful day, only to have this happen? Life is messed up sometimes. Above is a clip reflecting on what this guy had to work for. source

28 Apr 2009 22:12


Offbeat, Sports: Amputee Kyle Maynard: Mixed martial arts’ newest fighter

  • This is impressive, but strange: We admire Kyle Maynard’s big spirit and fight, considering the odds we’re sure he’s fought against. He’s proof you can kick butt. source

28 Feb 2009 10:02


Culture: British kids’ TV has a new disabled host. Parents aren’t happy.

  • 25 formal complaints about Cerrie Burnell, who’s missing a hand source