The last few weeks have been crazy with new prosthetic legs to learn to walk on. Christy’s words in italics.
Eileen is the first leg, with a hinge knee that Christy took to the Warrior Games. A little “uppity” and mean (bit David and Tim a couple of times) and pretty hard to walk in but she was the first..
Xena is Christy’s new X3 microprocessor knee prosthetic! Basically it doesn’t collapse on her (senses her movement) and allows her to do stairs! She came with a large users manual, and the knee is smarter than me ;).
Like all new technology… Capable but complicated. Took me five days to read the owners manual.
Ariel: simple, low maintenance, fun!! Don’t let looks deceive you, (the too tan foot -aka black, and gold with blue peg) aren’t pretty but I can swim or walk all day with her.
This is Jeremy and Christy practicing going up stairs with x3’s. Jeremy is awesome, he came to visit Christy in the hospital the first day after her amputation and has been a huge help along the way. He is a pararescue jumper also trying to get back to duty with AF rescue!
Balance board with Xena!
New legs are near and dear to our heart as we are working/ fundraising to get our kids in Haiti their much needed prosthetics. We talked to our Dominican colleagues last week and Kevins, a sweet Haitian teenager (who wants to be a doctor), has a leg that is way too short. 😦 He is our first priority for our nonprofit foundation.
Gofundme.com/oneleguponlife – where you can help us get Kevins leg!