An Active Dad

A work-related accident led to a severe crush injury of my lower right leg. After several surgeries to clean the wound, the decision was made that the best chance for a full recovery was with an amputation. John was involved in my initial amputation to see if he could get a post-operative device to help shrink the stump, but unfortunately the swelling was too severe. Once the swelling was down and the stitches had healed, there was never any question I’d be going to Independence for my prosthetic care. It was the only facility the doctor recommended.

My experience with Independence has been outstanding. They are very responsive, supportive and aware of resources that are out there for amputees. They are flexible and understanding as to how limb loss changes your life, and they help make that transition much easier.

I’m slowly getting back to many of the things I did before. I’m working again on a limited basis right now, and hoping for more later. I’m walking better than anyone imagined. If I have an issue with fit, Independence is quick to respond, and that keeps me on my feet. I will be getting back to playing basketball again, as well. They’ve also ensured I’ll be able to be an active dad with my girls, instead of watching from the sidelines, by making sure I have the leg I need to do a variety of activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Leandro E.

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