Casey came to us in 2019 as a right above the knee amputee. She lost her leg from necrotizing fasciitis, aka “flesh eating bacteria”, but hasn’t let that hold her back. Casey has a rock star attitude and is determined to return to running, hiking, beach dwelling, and living the life she loves. Casey is also a busy mom of two, so slowing down after her amputation just wasn’t an option. She is in a custom double wall socket with a microprocessor knee and hydraulic ankle foot. With this leg, she has been able to not only walk, but bike! Casey also has a “running” leg that she has been practicing with and she is slowing improving her balance and speed. For times when she wants to keep her prosthetic leg more discrete, she has a foam cover that mimics the shape of her left leg. Casey and her beautiful family have been a blessing to us here at AOPI and we are proud to call them a part of the AOPI family. We cannot wait to see what she does next!
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. For more information about this, please visit the Amputee Coalition at April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (amputee-coalition.org) .