Hi I’m Stephen Sumner,
I lived in Vancouver Canada all my adult life. A logger, a fisherman, a photo model, a fisherman again and a hobo-drifter all my life. First I ski raced (which I was never terribly good at) then I raced bikes – road bicycles – (at which I was maybe fair-to-middlin’, but for which, in any case, I developed a life-long passion). Bikes took me all over the world – and to the Tuscany, for obvious reasons, over and over and over again. One night 7 or 8 years ago while I was there, I was riding a motorbike home from pizza with friends in Siena and was hit and run over and left for dead in a farmer’s field.
I lost my left leg above the knee, but got lucky in every sense – and still am.
ME AND MY MIRROR
MISSION STATEMENT: I am dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by phantom limb pain in conflict/impoverished areas around the world.
Most amputees suffer agony in the limb(s) they no longer have (phantom pain). The pain is neurologic and has, for centuries, been little understood. I have embraced a therapeutic technique called ‘Mirror Therapy’ which was discovered Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran in California some years ago. Treatment involves solely the use of a household mirror and the success rate is virtually 100%.
With a mirror costing less than $10, every dollar truly makes a difference. Each amputee that I can spend 10 minutes with lives a life free of phantom limb pain. Making a contribution is simple. Me and My Mirror accepts donations through a secure PayPal page.
Stephen Sumner explaining phantom limb pain therapy for amputees.
Now available from Archway Publishing.
Learn about Stevo’s personal story with phantom pain from his new book:
Proceeds form the sale of this book go to keeping meandmymirror.org alive and at work around the world helping amputees suffering with phantom limb pain.
As always, thanks so much for you support!