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Ampuseek  Amputee | Advocate | Adventurer Sharing travels, everyday journeys & misadventures to show what life is, can and should be with a prosthesis ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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Something that surprised me in talking to Emy was that even with the level of technology they need, amputees still work harder than the average person to walk: it's 90% more energy expenditure for an above knee amputee and 300% more for a bilateral amputee. It's a little sobering every time I realize that she's thinking harder than I have to to get over an obstacle or avoid it. There are only a handful of devices that could eliminate it in whole or in part, and right now our system makes it almost impossible for her to get one. - Gabby .
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#amputee #amputation #limbloss #llam #getoutside #explorebc #inmyshoes #ampuseek #explore #travel #blogger #barrierfree #accessible #perspective #opinion

Looking ahead. The government of Canada is in the process of creating a Canadians with Disabilities Act which is promising to remove barriers in accessibility and employment for Canadians. We're happy to have seen them consulting the public on this topic and are excited to see what they can do.
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#canadianswithdisabilitiesact #Canada #disability #accessible #barrierfree #stopgap #advocacy #policychange #its2017 #cda

Oh the trials of taking a photo when your eyes are in the sun. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‘ .
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#ampuseek #closedeyes #sunnyday #happy #instalove #instacute

We found this whimsical little park near where we live. ๐Ÿ’š I've been taking lots of time to sit and appreciate our surroundings here in Victoria. When walking, most of my mental energy is spent gauging my steps, terrain and the people around me. I realized that I get to places I need to be like it's some sort of mission and because of that, I don't take a second to acknowledge where I actually am. So, now I'm actively taking that moment even if it makes me late for work. #inmyshoes
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#amputeethings #canadian #ampuseek #prosthetic #prostheticleg #disability #disabilityvisibility #activism #allbodies #wanderlust #explorebc #vanisland #downtownvictoria

#nofilter ๐Ÿ’– Gab was grumpy til we saw the water. .
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#goodmorning #morning #lake #water #blue #sky #walk #walking

Happy #Earthday everybody! Hereโ€™s a compilation of our trip through Iceland, which is one of the most sustainable places in the world. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ While there, we got to see some of the most unique landscapes: we explored caves, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and (as seen at the end of the video) even saw a geysir erupt! Getting to visit Ossur there and Ottobock in Germany let us learn so much about prosthetics and how we can improve amputeesโ€™ lives, but we also got to see how these large, international companies are using responsible energy sources for their facilities. Exploring all of these unfamiliar landscapes really drives home how important it is to preserve our beautiful planet.
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#ampuseek #videooftheday #sustainability #science #planetearth #ecofriendly #activism #earthhour #backpaking #limbloss #limblossawareness #instagood #life #explore #getoutside #oandp #earthday #wanderlust #adaptivetravel #natgeo #travel #amputee #prostheticleg #love #instadaily #ossur #ottobock #activism

High-level prosthetic devices that allow a user to walk up stairs, have a normal gait and less extreme energy expenditure range from $60 000 to $95 000 or more. Why so much? The premise is similar to why any advanced device is expensive. Developing a prosthetic takes years of labour by highly trained engineers. The cost of this development is staggering, and only increases as the finished product then undergoes testing and approval practices. -
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#ampuseek #amputeefacts #prostheticcare #oandp #prosthesis #amputee #gait #cost #walking #healthcare

Meet Adam, our newest #thesomuchmore feature!
In addition to working as a professional cook, Adam is an avid poet and performer. Not only artistic, he also says he feels most alive when bouldering and biking. This year he's trying something new and undertaking his first bike tour all the way to Salt Spring. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We're happy to have met such a well-rounded individual ๐Ÿ˜†

What's #thesomuchmore ?
This series is about showing amputees in a genuine light. The more incredible people like Adam that we meet, the more we notice that in media there seems to be mandatory disclaimer on why, how and when they lost their limb etc. As much as amputation affects someone's life, it shouldn't become the focus, or overshadow the other great things they do. .
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#amputeethings #canadian #canadianyouth #canada150
#adventure #instaart #instagood #instalove #adaptive #amputee #ampuseek #prosthetic #prostheticleg #disability #disabilityawareness #limbloss #limblossawareness #cute #onelegged #advocacy #bionic #amazing #youthactivist #activism #allbodies #media #bias #mediabias

Itโ€™s been a year since there were rumblings of an idea for Ampuseek. Through out this adventure weโ€™ve begun to understand prosthetic care in Canada, met some incredible people and continue to learn ways in which we can make a practical difference. What we didnโ€™t anticipate is how by sharing our personal story of travel and discovery we can also connect with people and make change. Both of us have loved being able to share a part of our selves so that disability can be understood and not stigmatized. .
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#adventure #getoutside #explorebc #travel #blog #advocacy #youthadvocacy #Amputee #amputation #limbloss #llam #amplify #iamadaptive #lifewithoutlimits #ampuseek #beach #Vancouverisland #Victoria #BritishColumbia

We met with Carinna from @power_to_be ! They are an amazing local organization dedicated to helping people from all backgrounds and with all abilities connect with nature by hosting excursions and activities. Check out more of the great things they do online and on social media. We are so excited to showcase their work and participate in the change they are making. -
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#ampuseek #powertobe #nature #inclusion #allbodies #adventure

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