2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Making a Difference with Prosthetic Legs!

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St


An interactive session between Heather (a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and below knee amputee) and Aaron (while helping changing a tire - survived a car accident resulting in the loss of both legs above the knee) sharing their stories and describing how technology and society help and hinder their daily functionality. Heather and Aaron will discuss and demonstrate how their needs and wants differ in functionality and cosmetics but their drive to make the world a better place for those with limb loss is aligned and compelling to all.

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Aaron Holm at SXSW

Aaron Holm

Consumer Engagement Mgr


Aaron Holm lost both of his legs in a horrific accident on January 2, 2007. But what shattered his body failed to dent his courage, strength and infectious optimism. In 2008 Aaron started the non-p...

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Heather Abbott at SXSW

Heather Abbott

Motivational Speaker

Heather Abbott Foundation

On April 15, 2013, what is referred to as Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott of Newport, RI was struck by shrapnel from the second of the two bombs, which severely injured her left foot. Sh...

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