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This Man Voluntarily Amputated His Foot! He's Not Crazy, And His Reason Might Have You Making The Same Decision In His Place!

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Joseph Pleban, 23, absolutely loves sports.

You name it, he's probably played it. Extreme sports and regular ones, it doesn't matter, he loves to be active.

So you can imagine how awful it must've been when doctors told him he had a rare bone and joint disease (pigmented villonodular synovitis), and that he'd have non-cancerous tumors causing pain and arthritis in his ankle for the rest of his life.

He had two options: fuse the ankle and endure a lifetime of surgeries or amputate it.

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Wounded Warriors Get Paired Up With Amazing Amputee Kids For Some Softball And Inspiration!

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This is so incredible!

Twenty amputee kids from across the country get to go to a special camp each year — it's called the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team's Kids Camp in Louisville, Kentucky and it's exactly what it sounds like! AMAZING!

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is made up of military members who have lost limbs and so their kids camp is all about giving back and helping others.

They don't just teach disabled kids how to play softball, they want to imbue them with their motto:

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The Boston Bombings Took Her Leg But Not Her Love Of Dance! See The Inspiring Pics Of A Survivor's First Performance HERE!

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She swore she would someday dance again.

Now, nearly one year after losing her left leg during the Boston Marathon bombings, Adrianne Haslet-Davis is back on stage!

The 33-year-old professional dancer performed for the first time since sustaining her injury at Wednesday’s TED Conference in Vancouver.

Speaker Hugh Herr, a bionics designer and amputee himself, had just wrapped up his talk on the advancement being made in prosthetics. To prove just how far his industry had come, he surprised the audience by

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Marine Turns Underwear Model After Losing His Leg!

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Alex Minsky is an inspiration — and a hot one at that!

After losing his leg as a result of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan 4 years ago, the Marine returned to Southern California and fell into a depression after his brother suddenly passed away.

Using alcohol to cope, the now 24-year-old received 3 DUIs in 3 months before realizing he needed to change, so he did.

Rather than drinking, Alex threw himself into the gym, which is where he met a photographer who asked to photograph him, and the rest is history.

The model Marine hopes to land a gig with Calvin Klein or Nike, and with that physique, we think he stands a serious chance!

But if that doesn't happen, at the very least he hopes his story touches people, saying:

"I just want people to be inspired by me. I want people to look at me and not give up. Not quit."

Wise words!

We're rooting for you Alex!

Ch-ch-check out more of this inspiring human in his chonies (below).

[Image via Facebook.]

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This Bionic Arm Works On THOUGHTS!

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Science is one crazy mofo!

We're not talking about new cell phone tech or a pill that will keep you rock hard for hours, we're talking about a prosthetic limb that runs on thoughts and can have all the flair and grace playing a piano as your talent will allow! LOLz!

This new limb — an arm and a hand — is really freaking good at recreating virtually every movement of a natural arm, and it's all controlled by brain power!

Here's what Matheney says, the amputee testing the product:

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Dancer Who Lost Her Leg In Boston Bombing To Go On Dancing With The Stars!

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Adrianne Haslet isn't afraid of ANYTHING!

Having her left foot and part of her leg lost in the Boston Bombing was awful, yeah, but why would something like that hold her back??

At 32, Adrianne is a wonderful dancer — notice how we said "is" instead of "was" — and she plans on proving how little of a setback those two terrorist cowards made for her. She didn't lose her life and that's what matters, so she'll be going on Dancing With The Stars to prove how unafraid she really is!

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Boston Bombing Victim Who Lost Leg Vows To Run The Marathon Next Year!

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a 32 year old dancer who lost everything five inches below her knee on her left leg because two poor excuses for humans decided to bomb the Boston Marathon last week.

Whatever the reason for the bombing, it obviously didn't work. We might have lost three lives and some lives have changed forever, but they did not break the city, the nation, or their victims. They under-estimated how strong good people can be!

Take Adrianne for instance. She lost her foot and part of her leg, but guess what?

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