Good Stuff Online: interview with Ryan Bahr, amputee camp counselor

August 7, 2016

I was surprised, delighted, and moved to learn that there are summer camps for kids who are amputees (or have some other kind of “limb difference”). I came across this regular column by Jordan Floyd called “5 Spot: Random Questions, Surprising Answers” in the Salt Lake City Weekly, Utah’s independent newspaper, during a recent whistle-stop in that city. The column asked five questions of Ryan Bahr (below), a 21-year-old medical student who recently spent his summer as a counselor at the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp in Ohio, which is designed, as the column says:

to help young amputees feel like any kid should: normal and accepted. The decision to help children who face similar struggles as Bahr seems to be an easy one for him. Perhaps, just as easy as the decision to amputate his right foot, which he made by simply saying, “Get rid of it.”

You can read the whole interview online here.

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