Augusta Lee lost her left leg above the knee in May of 2012, due to cancer.
“The thing I want to do in the future is to teach others that when they have a lot of problems that there are other people with worse problems. I want to show others that with enough work, people can accomplish the seemingly impossible things.”
Richard Lefluer receives medical care for his leg length discrepancy and crouched gait by Drew Warnick, MD, therapy at All Children’s Hospital, and fitting of his bilateral custom ankle foot orthoses by Westcoast Brace & Limb.
“They’re [Westcoast] not just pushing something on you when you come in. When they showed me examples of what the final product would look like, I was amazed. I think that being part of the process really helps because then you’re leaving with something you actually wanted.”
“Being a two-time breast cancer survivor has inspired Andrea Adair to become an activist volunteer, raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research and helping other women learn to hope, be courageous and find strength.
“The way I look at it, life is very short. You never know what’s going to happen from day to day. I’m going to live life to the fullest—every minute of it.”
Wescoast patient Dave Damstra talks about his story and what he’s excited about.
Wescoast patient Michael Hypner talks about his experience at Westcoast Brace & Limb and using the BiOM, a bionic prosthetic foot that can simulate the action of the human ankle.
“My first prosthetist here was very caring, very concerned, and he knew his stuff. When he went on to do just research, I got Bridget, and she knew her stuff even better than he did, and she was also as concerned about patient care as he had been. And now that I’m working with Vern, it’s just not supposed to keep getting better but it does!”
Steven Budd considers his team at Westcoast Brace & Limb as both professionals and friends. And he’s got a lot more to say to others looking for a great patient experience.
Westcoast patient Larry French demonstrates the uses of various upper extremity prosthetic devices, custom designed and fabricated to restore his ability to enjoy a variety of recreational activities.
Abby Wold is a 31 year old student at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In 2003, she survived Meningococcal Meningitis complicated by multiple organ failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and Waterhouse-Frederichsen syndrome.
“For 9 years I suffered with pain and sores. I was only able to walk a short distance before I had to sit down to rest. I believed that this