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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:49

Amputation isn't slowing down Jim Stevens!

As with any new obstacle in life, Jim Stevens had no idea what the future would hold when he lost his limb below the knee. He knew very little about prosthetics, or life as an amputee. He didn't know what all it would entail. Would he be confined to a wheelchair? Would he be able to resume the things in life he enjoyed?

banner pages patients jim videoMeet Jim Stevens - Below Knee Amputee

"When you first go through this, everything runs through your head." explains Jim. "I was thinking, I'm gonna hafta get me an electric wheelchair where I can get around, go places. I can't sit around, and not do nothin'. But I don't need it."

Jim has learned that being an amputee doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life, and do the things that you want to do. He doesn't let the fact that he's an amputee slow him down!

"I think that's a lot of getting passed everything is the attitude has got to be, 'I can do this, I can go, I can do whatever I need to do'. I mean, it's a big thing to lose your foot, don't get me wrong." continues Jim. "But in the scheme of things, it's a minor change. And so people say, 'I can't do that.' You can do anything you want to do. You just got to want to."

Asked what it means to have a prosthetic facility that knows you, and understands the importance of having a well fitted prosthetic. Jim says it's extremely important. "You don't realize the things that can go your way, you know, when you meet good people and you got people that'll work with you to make your prosthetic fit good." replies Jim. "It's pretty sweet to have somebody that cares."

If you are dealing with limb loss, and are not functioning to the level that you would like, we at Fourroux Prosthetics are hear to help.  Simple reach out to any one of our offices for a FREE consultation, and learn how Fourroux can help you!

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