I struggled with 4 knee replacements in a span of 8 years, and They replaced it for a fifth time and I got an infection a year later. Dr. So referred me to RISE and told me they were the best. They are always there no matter what I need, I can’t say enough about them.
Tell us your story, how did you become injured/need a brace/an amputee?
I struggled with 4 knee replacements in a span of 8 years. I was working an arson death investigation and fell through the floor which dislocated the knee replacement I had at the time. They replaced it for a fifth time and I got an infection a year later.
How did you hear about RISE Prosthetics + Orthotics?
Dr. So referred me to RISE and told me they were the best. She was correct.
What was your experience with RISE Prosthetics + Orthotics?
It has been great. Zach, Tyler, Jen and all the people behind the scenes have kept me going. They are always there no matter what I need. They never settle and are always looking for things and ways to improve on what you have and what you can do. I can’t say enough about them.
What do you do in your free time?
Anything and everything. Because of RISE I have been able to go on an alligator hunt and hunt hogs from helicopters.
What has been your most successful moment since becoming an amputee/using your brace?
My most successful moment was being able to qualify on the shooting range with my pistol and rifle. I never thought I would be able to qualify due to the movements that are required. Zach, Tyler and Jen were able to get me a blade and I qualified with a 100% score.
Do you have any advice you would give to someone who has experienced what you have?
Keep going and don’t give up. You will have your moments of frustration and pity but they will pass. Understand that these moments are normal and they come and go.