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The surgical removal of one or more limbs.

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Cane/Walker Users

People who require a walker or a cane in order to walk.

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Orthopedic Disabilities

Diseases or conditions which impair the musculoskeletal system including the skeleton, joints, muscles, fascia and other supporting structures such as the ligaments and cartilage.

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Oxygen Dependency

A condition in which people who have problems with the respiratory membrane are partially or totally dependent upon oxygen therapy to provide sufficient amounts of oxygen to the tissues so that normal metabolism can occur to sustain life.

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Wheelchair Users

Individuals who are unable to walk or have difficulty walking because of temporary or permanent illnesses or injuries and who utilize wheelchairs to enhance their mobility.

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