Entries by Fiona Waugh

Para-athletics classification – Athletics Australia

Athletics Australia are holding face-to-face classification opportunities for athletes with physical impairments who wish to begin competing in para-athletics – whether that is little athletics, school sport or seniors. Classification days are being held in major cities throughout the rest of this year. National classification opportunities for those with a hearing impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Visual […]

New book – ‘Just Let Me Put My Legs On’

A new book about limb difference, ‘Just Let Me Put My Legs On’, written by Australian author Kenzie Le-Turley has just been released. This book, full of wonderful rhymes and beautiful illustrations, is the story of a young boy with limb difference who shows everyone that he is more that capable of doing anything anyone […]

Don’t try this at home!

The catch-cry of many television programs featuring stunts often start with a warning “don’t try this at home”.  But have you ever wondered what a professional stunt person actually does and why this warning is very important for children and adults alike?  We were lucky to meet with Chris Anderson – professional stuntman, amputee and […]

Limbs 4 Kids: An update on the program evaluation

Dr Narelle Warren, School of Social Sciences, Monash University Peer support offers well-documented benefits for people living with disability (Dennis, 2003; Arnstein et al., 2002), particularly in terms of improved psychosocial outcomes. Empowerment is a central factor for most involved in the delivery of peer-support (Fawcett et al., 1994), as an increased sense of self-efficacy […]

New Book – ‘Don Elgin: One Foot On The Podium’

Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school – and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medalist at the Sydney […]

Limbs 4 Kids Golf Clinic (Adelaide)

On the 5th of June 2016 Limbs 4 Life collaborated with the charity Kidney Kids SA to offer a golf clinic in Adelaide for children and young people living with limb difference or chronic kidney disease. Despite it being a cold and wet morning, 30 children and family members braved the weather to gain an […]

Thrive magazine (Winter 2016 edition) now available

The Winter 2016 edition of Thrive magazine is now available. In this edition you’ll meet Jason who became an amputee as a result of an accident when he was fifteen, hear about Brian who was born with a limb difference and now plays high-level wheelchair basketball, learn about amputee stuntman Chris, read about two new books […]