In 1994, I was involved in an automobile accident which resulted in the loss of my left leg below the knee. After my rehabilitation at Cardinal Hill Hospital, Ed with Central Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. made my prosthesis. I returned to my duties as a floor nurse.
While performing my duties, I was often called upon by physicians to talk to patients before and after their amputation. I have always been an advocate for those to overcome their disabilities and return to a normal lifestyle as I did. I retired in 1999. Since my retirement, I have volunteered at the hospital in various areas. I serve to assist patients who are facing amputation with any questions they may have as well as serve as an interpreter or translator to those patients who speak mandarin.
My husband, a retired professor from the University of Kentucky, and I love to travel all over the world. Being an amputee has not stopped me from climbing the Great Wall of China, summiting the Acropolis in Athens, exploring the Ephesus in Turkey, and taking other challenges. Central Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. has helped make that happen.