Video and German Book

Video

Here, you find a video documentation about and with amputees. After very disappointing experiences with the prosthetics industry, I wanted to do something with my frystration and started filming and interviewing other amputees in 1997 for about 8 years. My friend Elizabeth Gabel then helped me to pick and choose parts for a documentary which might be of interest for amputees and their families and friends. My goal was to empower amputees and to become more able to make conscious decisions about their prosthetic devices. Life is worth a try! – This video was completed in 2005 and is approximately one hour long.

 

 

Book in German

In December 2020, I published a book: “Weiter geht’s, Schritt für Schritt” which means in English, like the title of the video documentary: “Finding the next Step”. It contains the stories of 25 amputees, 2 prosthetic technicians and one medical doctor. The goal is to give new amputees and their families information that is lively, personally and not tied to commercial interests.

Here is a translation to the introduction of this book. Enjoy.

In English, there is a book by Scott Sabolich: “You are not alone” which had inspired me. I wanted such a book only without the commercial ties, just stories of amputees.