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Reece Nelson




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: I was on the news!         Reply with quote

Hello myArmoury

I wanted to share with you a local news report I was, in regarding getting my new prosthesis Happy

I designed this prosthesis from the ground up for my historical fencing and I was very fortunate to have gotten sponsored by Limbs for Life. I didn't pay a dime for it.

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/content/cfa/stor...o3ZSg.cspx

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/mediacenter/loca...entriq.net

the first one is the article with the video on the top left. The second one links straight to the video.

Hope you guys Enjoy!
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well that's impressive and a very feel good story and not bad P.R. for swordsmanship in general as well. Big Grin Cool
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David Teague




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

w00t!

Nice. Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just incredible. Very good to know, and what about the awesome show you are! Incredible is just a little word. Wow.
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Gabriele C.




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're great man. I'm really impressed!
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Travis Canaday




Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reece,

Congratulations on your new leg! That is awesome and I feel happy for you. Having no insurance sucks and it is great that there are groups helping people out that need it. Good luck on your new longsword studies.

Cheers to a fellow Kansan-Swordsman!

Travis
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Philip C. Ryan




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't think I will ever complain about a bum knee or shoulder ever again! Truely impressive accomplishments, Reece!
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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reece,

What a good story! I am glad to see when others go out and help others just for the sake of it. Your dedication to the sword is admirable!

RPM
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Reece Nelson




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: i was on the news!         Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Really means a lot to me Big Grin

With this new prosthesis I can finally practice what i'v been studying for 5 years. With the prosthesis I can now wear armour and work on armoured combat techniques....which is something i'v been wanting to do for a very long time Happy

No longer will I be limited with using one arm Wink
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Nat Lamb




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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know that this forum is not about politics, but since it relates to the thread... As an outsider, the health system in the U.S.A. seems just appallingly bad. This is not American bashing, just a comment on one aspect of governmental policy/regulation. Living somewhere that has more or less universal health care I find it astonishing that a first world country could operate with a system that can allow an amputee to be without a prosthesis because they are "uninsured". The fact that (as far as can be gleaned by watching the news here) large swathes of people seem to be against the introduction of wider health care just boggles my mind.

But, on an issue that I am sure would receive bipartisan support: Dude, you rock. Hard!
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Politics should be left off these forums.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey, that was great! Congrats on the new leg, and nice fencing biomechanics, too!
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2010 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: i was on the news!         Reply with quote

Reece Nelson wrote:
With this new prosthesis I can finally practice what i'v been studying for 5 years.


Well, I must say that the clip showing you fighting one handed on a crutch is really impressive as well.
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Marko Susimetsa




Location: Finland
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr, 2010 4:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive both with the crutch and without! Happy
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Scott Brown





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PostPosted: Fri 02 Apr, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice, mate! Keep at it and keep posting the great footage! Happy
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Chuck Wyatt





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PostPosted: Fri 02 Apr, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reece,

Congrats and a big thanks to Limbs for Life.
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