About Ashly

Sink your feet in the sand, breathe in the salt air, and settle in for a walk with Crutchprints!

My name is Ashly Ash and I am the author and creator of Crutchprints in the Sand.  I hope you will kick back with me here and enjoy some of the articles I’ve posted. You will find love, laughter, humor, and hardship in these pages but most importantly I hope you find encouragement.

I strive to live the dream instilled in me by my parents at a young age: A full life despite disability. I am an amputee and 30+ year cancer survivor. Rick, my husband of 10 years, and I own a small cottage and a few acres that we care for in rural Pennsylvania. You will learn a lot more as we walk together on the sand of this blog, and I hope to learn about you in the comments! If you have specific questions please leave them in the comments or contact me via email.


Crutchprints in the Sand seeks to impart grace, beauty, and reflection directly to hearts through creativity, exhortation, empathy, and humor.


Through the art of storytelling, embracing humor, and constant self-improvement, Crutchprints will impart exhortation and empathy into the heart of every reader.

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