About Me

Name: Santosh Basnet

Education: MBA (Strategic Leadership),  BA ( Communication)

Interests: Fitness, Sports ( Basket Ball, Soccer, Ping Pong), Blogging, Music and movies

Non-Profit Affiliations:,

Santosh Basnet

Mt Lassen, California

Santosh Basnet

Hard work

I have been an upper arm amputee for over 19 years now. Ever since I lost my arm in a horrific accident, I no longer took life for granted. I took on every challenge regardless of what other people told me. I always listened to my heart and went for whatever interested me. Amputee or not, I feel like there is nothing I can not do.  I can’t stress enough how crucial it is for us amputees to have a very optimistic and can do attitude. I love staying active. I love working out. We amputees need to maintain our health and exercise way more than able bodied people. After I lost my arm I was barely exercising my residual limb. As a consequence, I started noticing that the muscles on my left side of the  body were getting bigger than the right side.

I refused to sit down and do nothing about it. I was determined to fix that. I started going to the gym with hope that the trainers will be able to help me. However, that was pretty much a disappointment.  So I decided to experiment and figure it out on my own. With hard work and dedication I was able to balance both sides of my body.

I started  Amputee Fitness with hopes to encourage my fellow amputees to stay fit, healthy and happy. You have know idea how much joy, fulfillment and confidence you can experience when you have a fit body and when you feel good from within.

Watch me Sharing my life story on ABC7’s “View From The Bay”

Part 1

Part 2

If you like to make donations to the foundation that helped me go to

3 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Salle Hayden says:

    Santosh, I am Seadawn from fiverr. I just joined fiverr last Thursday and you are my fourth client. I believe that things happen for a reason and the timing is not up to me but some other creative force in the Universe. Thank you so much for asking me to think about yoga in an entirely different way. You are amazing. Keep up your advocacy for amputees and the disabled because you will never know just how many lives you will touch.

  2. sandbeez says:

    Hi Salle, thank you very much for your comments. Touching lives is exactly what I want to do. Please visit my blog in the future as well. I really hope to make this blog a resource for everyone.

  3. Mike Kollin says:

    Hey Buddy! It’s Mike.

    Wow, your story is intense and hits home hard. We have a lot more in common than I realized. Just over 2 years ago I was ran over by a car and was hospitalized and the recovery took almost 2 years. I broke a lot of bones and injured my back, and still have nerve damage in my left arm and memory challenges. I still have to have surgery on my left shoulder and my memory is almost 95%. Talk to you soon. 🙂

    P.s. I also truly believe that things were meant to happen for a greater reason. Since the accident, I have been very driven and focused and positive.

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