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Barclays/Unreasonable
San Antonio
By TTM Originals
09 Jan 2018

Travis Green lost both legs from combat wounds while deployed as a Marine in Afghanistan. His injuries left him with little hope of picking back up the life he left at home. He’s a dad to five young girls, an avid martial arts practitioner and enjoys working on his truck and trekking around the wilderness of his land in San Antonio, Texas. “I wondered how I could do simple things again like climb a ladder and get on a roof.” Traditional prosthetics, he hoped, might give him a shot. Instead, he says, “I looked like Robocop. They were good for walking, but not for kneeling. And really heavy. Not good for getting under a truck or moving across different terrain.” He put his mechanical skills to work as his own test subject. In his own garage, he invented an early prototype of Stump Armour, a multipurpose foot design. It locks into his knee socket and gives him enough traction to move across pavement or a roof. He can even roll around when performing close to the ground activities like tinkering under his truck. This mobility allows him to perform a myriad of tasks he can’t do in traditional prosthetics. As a participant in the 100 Entrepreneurs Project and the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), he started a business to show other amputees that an active, outdoor lifestyle is attainable. Along the way, he met Samantha Snabes, NASA scientist and co-founder of re:3D. She invented a mid-sized 3D printer geared towards individuals and community businesses. Last winter, she kickstarted his business by printing a batch for his local veteran hospital. Since then, he’s honed the design and is hard at work training other veterans how to reclaim movement using Stump Armour. More than 1,300 American service members suffer from amputation due to injuries sus-tained while fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq. In addition to American veterans, Stump Ar-mour’s mission is to make devices as affordable as possible worldwide. “I want to em-power other amputees like myself to be more independent with certain tasks and to open more work options. An amputee in my position in a developing country often do not have many options for work to earn a living. With Stump Armour and future projects along the same concept, some amputees may have more fulfilling lives.”

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Stump Armor: Barclays/Unreasonable (L...
San Antonio
By TTM Originals
14 Apr 2017

Travis Green lost both legs from combat wounds while deployed as a Marine in Afghanistan. His injuries left him with little hope of picking back up the life he left at home. He’s a dad to five young girls, an avid martial arts practitioner and enjoys working on his truck and trekking around the wilderness of his land in San Antonio, Texas. “I wondered how I could do simple things again like climb a ladder and get on a roof.” Traditional prosthetics, he hoped, might give him a shot. Instead, he says, “I looked like Robocop. They were good for walking, but not for kneeling. And really heavy. Not good for getting under a truck or moving across different terrain.”

He put his mechanical skills to work as his own test subject. In his own garage, he invented an early prototype of Stump Armour, a multipurpose foot design. It locks into his knee socket and gives him enough traction to move across pavement or a roof. He can even roll around when performing close to the ground activities like tinkering under his truck. This mobility allows him to perform a myriad of tasks he can’t do in traditional prosthetics.

As a participant in the 100 Entrepreneurs Project and the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), he started a business to show other amputees that an active, outdoor lifestyle is attainable. Along the way, he met Samantha Snabes, NASA scientist and co-founder of re:3D. She invented a mid-sized 3D printer geared towards individuals and community businesses. Last winter, she kickstarted his business by printing a batch for his local veteran hospital. Since then, he’s honed the design and is hard at work training other veterans how to reclaim movement using Stump Armour.

More than 1,300 American service members suffer from amputation due to injuries sus-tained while fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq. In addition to American veterans, Stump Ar-mour’s mission is to make devices as affordable as possible worldwide. “I want to em-power other amputees like myself to be more independent with certain tasks and to open more work options. An amputee in my position in a developing country often do not have many options for work to earn a living. With Stump Armour and future projects along the same concept, some amputees may have more fulfilling lives.”

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EDGARAS MATAKAS: The Same Dream
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
14 Sep 2016

Edgaras’ disability class is reserved for those whose visual impairment is the most severe, i.e., the blind. In competition with other athletes in this category, the 17 year old Lithuanian reached three A level standards. He competed in the 50, 100, and 400 meter freestyle races this fall in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. He is the only swimmer who represented the Lithuanian team in the 2016 Paralympics.

This video complements four other videos featuring Lithuanian Paralympians, alongside eight long-form articles with accompanying still photos. The full multi-media story can be found here at http://nanook.lt/en/will-to-win-hidden Password: nanookwilltowin.

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AUGUSTAS NAVICKAS: 5 minutes of torture
Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
01 Sep 2016

Augustas Navickas is the first and only Lithuanian Paralympian rower. He grew up with the sport and had been training a lot before the spine trauma. His dedication to sport and the support of the people closest to him helped Augustas overcome the hardships that life threw at him. This year, at the end of May, he got a wild card to Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. This video complements four other videos featuring Lithuanian Paralympians, alongside eight long-form articles with accompanying still photos. The full multi-media story can be found here at http://nanook.lt/en/will-to-win-hidden Password: nanookwilltowin.

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LITHUANIAN GOALBALL TEAM: To hear the...
Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
01 Sep 2016

The goalball is the sports game that is gaining popularity with the blind and partially sighted people. In 24 minutes, two teams of three players each, wearing special eyewear that blocks all sight, have to throw the ball into their opponents’ goal. In order to win, athletes have to use senses rarely used in other sports to such extent. There are bells inside the ball, so they have to hear it, and the court borders and team zones are marked by a raised strip, so they have to feel it by touch.

Although the game is largely unknown in Lithuania, it is this Paralympic event that Lithuania is most famous for. Year after year, Lithuanian goalball players have been winning various awards, getting into the top spots of international ratings, and their names have been cited by their rival coaches when ironing out strategies. In the international goalball tournament in July, where a lot of strong teams participated, Lithuania became champions. To be precise, champions and runners-up, for Lithuania was represented by two teams, “Lithuania 1” and “Lithuania 2”.

This video complements four other videos featuring Lithuanian Paralympians, alongside eight long-form articles with accompanying still photos. The full multi-media story can be found here at http://nanook.lt/en/will-to-win-hidden Password: nanookwilltowin.

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TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES: The Everlas...
Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
01 Sep 2016

Four different stories of four different people. Paralympians Ramunė Adomaitienė, Mindaugas Bilius, Jonas Spudis and Kęstutis Skučas have more in common than only Lithuanian names and participant accreditations for the Rio 2016 games.
All of these athletes had to overcome a big trauma and begin a new different life in a new different body. Now they all compete successfully in the international arena, have many medals and records. However, usually their competition does not end at the stadium.

Life, as well as individual sport, requires an individual battle. After winning against stereotypes, fears and their own bodies, Ramunė, Mindaugas, Jonas and Kęstutis could probably calm down and enjoy their triumph. However, they are figthers and they do know that victory can be saved in the one possible way – if your work today is harder than it was yesterday.

This video complements four other videos featuring Lithuanian Paralympians, alongside eight long-form articles with accompanying still photos. The full multi-media story can be found here at http://nanook.lt/en/will-to-win-hidden Password: nanookwilltowin.

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OSVALDAS BARIKIS: Fighting shadows
Lithuania
By Berta Tilmantaite
01 Sep 2016

In 2013, Osvaldas Bareikis became the champion in the World Junior Judo Championship for Visually Impaired and participated in the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Games in Seoul; he is also the winner of the Lithuanian Judo Championship for Blind and Partially Sighted. And he is the only representative of Lithuania in judo in his first, the 2016 Paralympics. This video complements four other videos featuring Lithuanian Paralympians, alongside eight long-form articles with accompanying still photos. The full multi-media story can be found here at http://nanook.lt/en/will-to-win-hidden Password: nanookwilltowin.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
04 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
04 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Lithuanian golball team
Vilnius
By Berta Tilmantaite
03 Aug 2016

Lithuanian golball team is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Kestutis Skucas
Kaunas
By Berta Tilmantaite
29 Jul 2016

Paralympian Kestutis Skucas is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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A Coach of paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis and his coach Deimantas Jusys are preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Paralympian Jonas Spudis
Siauliai
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Jul 2016

Paralympian Jonas Spudis is preparing for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.