On July 14th, 1995 I was in a motorcycle accident. I lost my leg in the accident and was in need of having the Doctor amputate my arm at the hospital to save my life.
I was flown to St. Mary’s in Saginaw and had Michael Wolohan for my procedure. I had been directed to a company for Physical Therapy and to receive my first prosthetic leg.
I was in shock when they had told me that my leg was foam and that I was to stay away from water. This is when I knew I was not getting the care I deserved and that the quality of my leg was not up to my standards.
I had moved in 1997, and this is when I learned that I had a choice in where I went for my prosthetic care, and I am so happy that this move led me to Bremer Prosthetics.
Everyone on the team is absolutely wonderful! They have given me my independence back which I am so very grateful for! Every foot & ankle I have received has become more flexible and continues to help me reach my goals.
I am now back to going up north where I enjoy taking my Rottweilers for walks, going 4-wheeling, swimming and just enjoying the great outdoors.
Realizing the benefits that the prosthesis actually provides us, and how it allows us to live somewhat normal lives, is worth the work and effort.
I have a lot of goals for the future. I want to learn how to surf. I want to go back to work. There's a lot of things that I want to do that I'm going to do.