Although losing his limbs to sepsis, Ron Rosas was determined to find a way to play tennis again with the help of a surgeon. News 40’s Morgan Hoover shared his message of hope with others living with limb loss in the Living Well video segment.
When Ron’s pneumonia quickly developed into sepsis, he was facing a very real and sudden battle for his life. Fortunately he survived, however loss of blood flow to his extremities meant that his lower legs and arms would have to be amputated.
In college he was part of the Notre Dame tennis team and knew his quality of life would depend on being able to play the sport he loved. “Having that joint was essential,” he said. Ron found Dr. David Souza from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who has a background in helping veterans with limb loss.
After several weeks of surgery, Ron was closer to his goal with healthy tissue added to his right arm. “They were able to reconstruct the entire arm,” his wife Victoria said. “He actually has the muscle function to be able to control his prosthetic himself.”
Ron hopes that other amputees like himself will seek options to be able to live the life they want.