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Faith Rickard

Faith Rickard

My name is Faith and my amputee journey is short, right now. The other road on my journey started in 2018. My husband had a major temporal lobe stroke. This affected his speech, language and memory. He lost 12 years of his life, which included my daughter and myself....

Debra Hartley

Debra Hartley

In June of 2021 I developed an occlusion in the left leg and then needed a bypass. I now have a silk self learning knee and learning to walk after being in a wheelchair for 2 years. I am going to conquer this challenge!!  

Liz Zemke

Liz Zemke

Being a nurse with an amputation has its challenges, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. For 27 years I have been positively reinforced and blessed by helping other amputees through their journey. The people I've met and the friends I have made because of...

Kathryn Stenger 

Kathryn Stenger 

I had a knee replacement surgery in 2011 and 2013 they had to put a spacer in in 2019 they had to do a two-step revision but forgot to put me on antibiotics, so they had to do it again the next year. In 2022 I was in the hospital when I had endocarditis and an...

Steve Osborn 

Steve Osborn 

I have had an above the knee amputation since 2011. I lost my leg due to a motorcycle accident which also took the life of my wife of 42 years. I never set limitations and when I hear "you can't" I take that as a challenge. I am 71 years old and highly active.

Wayne Hamilton 

Wayne Hamilton 

I'm an unusual man. I was born with arguably the worst case of congenital bilateral club feet in the US. I was ranked in the top 2% severity in the world, so I was already playing against a stacked deck. I've spent most of my life beating the odds. Mom was told that...

Rome Leykin

Rome Leykin

With hard practice and relentless forward positive momentum, I am walking hands free, without any assistive devices, in my prosthetic C-Leg4s. I was run over by a subway in 2018, losing both my legs above the knee in the process. And sustaining a TBI. Through it all,...

Christian Cosme  

Christian Cosme  

The Secret to my success has been my walk with Christ and faith that the Lord has something amazing in store for my life. I was in a traumatic accident in 2016 that resulted in the loss of my left arm. In the ambulance I cried out to Jesus to save me and spare my life...

Shawn Wentzell

Shawn Wentzell

We never think anything bad will happen to us, and then we wake up in a hospital wondering what happened. My life changed in 2012. I have no memory of the accident, but I was out on my motorcycle and somehow, I ended up hitting a telephone pole, which pinned my leg...

Kristi Roesch

Kristi Roesch

In November 2018 I had septic shock and kidney failure. I was very weak and had edema, a swelling caused due to excess fluid accumulation, which pumped my whole body with fluid. On December 17, 2019, I had a below the knee amputation on my right foot with an infection...