Carolyn McKinzie returned to work as a nurse following a below the knee amputation. She has held various nursing positions since then. In addition she is an author, blogger and Amputee Nurse consultant.
In an article she wrote for AbledAmputees.org she stated,
"My right below-knee amputation was the result of an auto accident when I was 32. I would undergo several surgeries to try and repair the damage done from the crushing injury to my lower leg. There were infections, hardware exchanges and bone grafts. But despite all of those, I would lose it anyway.
It would end up being the best thing for me, but there are still some down days. Not all the time, but once and awhile. I used to fight those moods and tell myself I needed to stay positive. One day I realized that I had earned the right to have an occasional “poor me” day."
Read more about Carolyn at Amputee Nurse Consultant/Carolyn McKinzie, LPN, RBKA, https://www.amputee-coalition.org/inmotion_online/inmotion-27-05-web/6/, https://www.abledamputees.org/staff-writers,https://www.abledamputees.org/single-post/2014/11/09/ups-and-downs-by-carolyn-mckinzie-lpn-rbka and http://exceptionalnurse.blogspot.com/2017/12/self-defense-and-responsible-gun.html
Britny Bensman is an LPN who is deaf. She studied biology at Gallaudet and while there learned sign language (ASL). She went on to study nursing at Hondros College of Nursing. She practices as a nurse and also teaches sign language (ASL).
A story reported by Chaunie Brusie states,"Bensman also started her own social media account, Deaf Med in 2016. Her Instagram account features stories of other deaf and hard-of-hearing nurses, along with tips, inspiration, and education. The social media trailblazer notes that simply sharing stories from other hard-of-hearing and deaf medical professionals have opened eyes and allowed others to turn negative experiences into positive ones."
Read more about Britny at https://nurse.org/articles/being-a-deaf-hearing-loss-nurse/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWbsyC3gT87WqHl1PnZVeYg and https://m.facebook.com/access.deafmed/posts/?ref=page_internal
Michelle DiGiacomo, LPN