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Vincent Lynick

A Message from Vince’s mom  ~ Vince is amazing, smiley, determined, healthy, happy, ridiculously cute, and very lovable baby boy. He also has a rare congenital disorder called Tibial Hemimelia, occurring in 1 in a million babies. This means he was born[…]

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Rick Kemna

Bilateral Above the knee

On February 29, 2008, Rick was rushed to the hospital with a strep A virus that had begun to attack his body. After several major surgeries, including the amputation of both legs above the knee and three months in intensive[…]

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Paul Goetz

Bilateral Above the knee

The strep A virus that overtook Paul’s body caused the amputation of both legs above the knee, as well as a finger and the tip of his nose. After months of intensive care, rehab and recovery, he received C-legs but[…]

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Roxy Mueller

Bilateral Below the knee

Roxy came down with flu-like symptoms on October 25, 2008. The next day she was admitted to the ER with a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Doctors told her husband she had a 50% chance of survival, but her strength[…]

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Shannon Bratcher

Bilateral Above the knee

Shannon and her friend Kelly were on the freeway one November day in 2004 when suddenly the car in front of them stopped. The impact ejected both women from the SUV, causing severe injuries. Shannon sustained collapsed lungs, spleen damage,[…]

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Mary Plaster

Unilateral Left Leg Below the knee

After celebrating her birthday at a restaurant in August 2008, Mary Plaster was hit by a driver during a police chase. She sustained multiple injuries including the loss of her left leg below the knee. She now uses a prosthetic[…]

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