Curtis is our WCBL Tough Tuesday patient! Despite having had several obstacles to overcome, he has always maintained a positive outlook and an optimistic spirit. In August 2017, after complications with diabetes and suffering infections resulting in two toe amputations, he was faced with the difficult decision to amputate his lower leg. At this point, Curtis and his family decided to proceed with the lower leg amputation.
Curtis also decided in that moment to, as he put it, “get busy living”! With help from his family and friends, Curtis did just that. He wasted no time in therapy learning how to walk with his amputated leg and progressing into a prosthesis.
Curtis worked with two of our Westcoast team members, Eric and Daymon, whom he thanks for helping make his transition easier. Working with Daymon, who is also an amputee, gave Curtis the strength he needed to push through the hard days in his rehab and know that he could accomplish any goal he set for himself. Throughout his recovery, Curtis also suffered from severe Vertigo, which made learning how to walk and balance on his new leg much more difficult. He kept working, taking it one day at a time and telling himself “I can do it” and eventually, he did!
Today Curtis enjoys sharing his story and participating in our Without Limits amputee support group to help encourage other amputees to stay motivated and never give up.
Congratulations Curtis on all of your hard work and thank you for being such a huge motivation for other patients!
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