I received treatment through the Florida Elks, an organization that was very similar to the Shriners Hospital.
Though the physicians knew that my foot would be amputated, I was five before the surgery took place.
He is now 39, married with two children and works as an orthotic technician, making orthopedic braces.
Darcy is 23 and has only been an above knee amputee for 15 months. Through rigorous therapy, and because of her outstanding motivation, Darcy is ambulating impressively well.
And beyond my surgery, I remember my check-up appointments. Could I remove my prosthesis, so that the physician could examine it more closely? ” “In those days, I would miss school to see a doctor, now I would miss work.
They always included several physicians and tons of medical students closely examining my leg, its shape, and function. I am a college graduate with a full-time job in the medical industry.
This married 25-year-old amputee was very excited to share what she’s learned in her lifetime.
Brian was 13 when he lost his right leg below the knee, due to a traumatic accident involving a freight train.
Still today, hearing certain songs send my mind racing back in time, happily colliding with the lucid imprint of a hospital that will forever endure in my head.Although I plan to begin pursuit of my Masters Degree next semester, I am currently employed as a project manager with a fortune 500 company.My job requires me to travel to local hospital sites and install medical technology software.Though it never slows me down, my days rarely offer opportunities for rest.My circumstances have never excluded me from accomplishment, nor have they hindered my ability to excel.I lost my right leg in 1982, due to a traumatic accident involving a freight train and a 13 year old boy who though he was indestructible. I did have other injuries, but none as bad as this one… ” Brian: “At 13 I went from hanging out with other kids my own age to cruising the town with my friends’ older siblings, who were 17 to 19-years-old…That is a day that will live in my memory forever, and believe it or not it will not be remembered as one of the worst days in my history. We have two daughters: Riley is 9 years old and Regan is 6 years old. and doing things that the older guys did, I grew up a little faster than my friends of the same age.I am now 25 and I still remember much of the experience.Before the surgery, I remember lying on a medical table breathing from a balloon and counting back from 10, 9, 8… I remember my rehabilitation, being jealous of the children who got to have therapy in the pool, walking in between metal rails, and holding myself up by my arms.Despite her ongoing battle with cancer, Darcy is forging ahead with her education and inspires all those who know her.Randy is 39 years old and has been married for 12 years.