I’ve been wearing a Subaru and now I have a Jaguar.
In my early twenties, I received my first corrective bracing and surgery for my foot. Over the past 30 years, I’ve had numerous surgeries, worn orthotics, other walking devices, and corrective shoes. I used to joke because I had every color brace there was…
My doctor recommended that I see the people at Bio-Tech. I remember when I first met Mike he told me about the CROW boot I now wear. He said, “It’s not pretty, but it’s really going to help you.” I was excited to find that this would be the answer to my problems. In the past, it was always, one-size fits all, but Mike provided a solution that works for me…
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Now my ambulation and gait are much better…
“Four years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, so my goal has become to control the rate and speed of my physical descent as I get older. My right ankle was also destabilized, which made it very difficult to walk.
“At first, I tried to make my own orthosis, but it didn’t work well. My internist recommended BioTech, and I was pleasantly surprised the first time I met Michael and Cristy.
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Now, I walk when I feel like walking.
“I came to BioTech and Mike told me, ‘It may seem bad now, but it’ll get better. With your new leg, you’ll go from a wheelchair to crutches to a walking cane. And then, you won’t need the cane any more.’
“Mike’s a very humble and patient man. He’s very good at what he does. And everything he said came true.
“When I first started coming to BioTech, Mike would cheer me up and encourage me. All the people here like their job and really care about their patients. Any way they can help you, they do.”
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I would recommend BioTech to anybody.
I lost my foot to Charcot’s disease ten years ago. My doctor recommended that I see Mike at BioTech. He set me up with a ‘preparatory leg’. Right after I got it, I told my wife, ‘I’m going somewhere in my truck.’ And she said, ‘Where you going? You don’t have a leg!’ I told her, ‘I can’t sit still!’ Never have.
I see him four or five times a year, so he can check my leg and give me new liners or make sure the vacuum in the socket is working properly. That vacuum pump gives the prosthesis more shock absorption, and the special liner is cushioned in the places where my leg rubs up against the prosthesis. So I don’t have any blisters or calluses. The leg feels comfortable, fits like a glove.
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Eagle Scouts lead. We don’t follow.
I was born a few weeks premature with a heart defect and only getting 8-14% of the oxygen I needed. So I ended up with cerebral palsy, I have seizures, and I’m legally blind. But I can see shapes and shadows. I also have ADD…
I got certified as an Eagle Scout on January 4, 2003. My Mom cried. My folks were both very proud of me. And I helped pave the way for other kids with disabilities to try for Eagle certification…
We’re all different. As a child, some people told my folks that they were lucky that I could walk and see some…
Laura’s always been here to back me up. I take my hat off to everybody at BioTech. They’ve helped me do things I couldn’t do before.
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I fought my way out of this. I’m a survivor.
“Nobody even knows I have the braces on. I do ‘Dancing with The Stars’ with my 2-year-old grandbaby. I’m planning to go on for a Masters in Counseling or Social Work. And I’ve continued to be a foster parent for teenagers in my home, teaching them crafts and cooking and shopping. Some of those girls still call me ‘Mom’.
“The braces give me flexibility and mobility. I’m 60 years old, and I don’t want to be dependent on anyone. My three girls and one boy are all grown up and probably think I’m crazy, but they tell me, ‘Whatever makes you happy, go for it!’”
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The folks at BioTech have been real good to me.
“I have some bad days, when I don’t wanna get out of bed. Then, it’ll start rainin’! I can tell it’s gonna rain three days ahead of time. My wife thinks I’m more accurate than the weather guys on TV.
“I lost my left leg to diabetes — foot ulcer got both my legs infected, but the right one healed up with antibiotics. The left leg got so bad in a week’s time that I had to get the leg amputated.
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